E. Moore Quinn

Professor of Anthropology

Address: 88 Wentworth Street, Room 200
Phone: 843.953.7306
E-mail: quinne@cofc.edu


Ph.D., Anthropology, Brandeis University

M.A., Anthropology, Brandeis University

M.L.A., Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

Research Interests

  • Irish and Irish American Studies
  • The history and politics of representation
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Language and gender
  • Theme tourism in Ireland
  • Expressive culture
  • The theory and teaching of visual ethnography

Courses Taught

  • ANTH 101:  Introduction to Anthropology
  • ANTH 205:  Language and Culture
  • ANTH 326:  Peoples and Cultures of Europe
  • ANTH 329:  Special Topics- Peoples & Cultures of Ireland
  • ANTH 341:  Culture and the Individual
  • ANTH 352:  Folklore of Ireland and the British Isles
  • HONS 381:  Irish Language and Culture from Ancient Times to the Present

Honors and Awards


2017                Elected Social Sciences Representative, American Conference for Irish Studies.

2016                Nominated for the Distinguished Research Award

                        College of Charleston

2014                Nominated for the William V. Moore Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Award

                        College of Charleston

2013                Recipient, First Year Experience Outstanding Service in Teaching Award

                        College of Charleston


Skibbereen, County Cork, and vicinity, County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Ethnographic Fieldwork in Ireland                                                         2017


Pearson Education Ltd. Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Award (Specialist 1-3)

in Principles of Customer Service in Hospitality, Leisure, Travel

and Tourism (completed at North West Regional College, Londonderry,

Northern Ireland)                                                                                  2013   


Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies Certification in

“Teaching Peace in the 21st Century” (completed at the University  

of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana)                                                    2013


 Certification in Distance Education Instruction

      Teaching and Learning Technology (TLT) 

      (College of Charleston)                                                                   2013   


Nominee, South Carolina African American Heritage Commission’s “Preserving Our Places in History” Project Award for producing the documentary “Stay in de Boat”, 2011.

Book-length Manuscript Nominee, American Conference for Irish Studies Murphy Prize, 2010.

Nominee, ExCEL Teacher of the Year Award, College of Charleston, 2010.

Nominee, Distinguished Research Award, College of Charleston, 2010.



2017a  “The Lore of Women: Irish Expressive Culture in New England after the Great Hunger.” In Women and the Great Hunger in Ireland, edited by Christine Kinealy, Ciarán Reilly and Jason King, 123-137. Hamden, CT:

            Quinnipiac University Press.

2017b  “Bounty, Moderation and Miracles: Women and Food in Narratives of the Great Famine.” New Hibernia Review 21:2: 111-129 (co-authored with Cara Delay).

2017c  “‘Sheaves of Corn in an Autumn Field’: The Hungry Walk to Delphi Lodge.” In The Many Voices of Pilgrimage and Reconciliation, edited y Ian S. McIntosh and Lesley D.

            Harmon, 31-46. Oxfordshire, UK: CAB International.

2015a  “‘They Make Us Feel Like Family’: The Irish Bed and Breakfast as Co-memorative Act.” New Hibernia Review 19:1: 77-97.

2015b  “Introduction: Uneven Stitches and Exquisite Designs: New Thoughts on the Texts and Textures of Irish America.” Texts and Textures of Irish America: a

            Special Issue of Irish Studies Review 23:2: 128-134.

2015c  “The Irish Rent . . . and Mended: Transitional Textual Communities in Nineteenth Century America.” Texts and Textures of Irish America: a Special

            Issue of Irish Studies Review 23:2: 209-224.

2015d  “Walking the Path to the Unbaptized Children of Ireland: A Case Study of Crucán na bPáiste.” Pilgrim Paths: Journeys of Transformation (Conference E-book). http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/publishing/product/pilgrim-

            paths-journeys-of-transformation/, 99-113.

2015e  “Toasting King William and ‘Cushla-mo-cree’: Irish Verbal Art in 18th Century America.” Consuming St. Patrick’s Day. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, edited by Jonathan Skinner and Dominic Bryan, pp. 27-51.

2015f   “‘All I Had Left Were My Words’:” The Widow’s Curse in 19th and 20th Century Ireland.” Women, Reform, and Resistance in Ireland, 1850-1950,

             edited by Christina Brophy and Cara Delay (New York: Palgrave Macmillan):  211-233.

“Computing Cultural and Linguistic Survival: A Case Study of Student Filmmaking in the Digital Age.” Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Integrating Research, Education, and Problem-Solving (IREPS), An on-line digital publication. The 3rd International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics, and tics (IMCIC), Orlando, Florida, March 25-28, 2012.

Motivating Mental Clicks: A Case Study in the Use of Interdisciplinary Resources for the Successful Implementation of Distance Education Learning and the Advancement of Analogical Thinking.” International Symposium on Interdisciplinary Research, Education, and Communication (IDREC), An on-line digital publication. The 3rd International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics, and Cybernetics (IMCIC), Orlando, Florida, March 25-28, 2012.

“’She must have come steerage:’ The Great Famine in New England Folk Memory.”  In An Gorta Mór: Relief, Representation and Remembrance: Ireland’s Great Hunger, Volume II, ed. David A. Valone, 161-180. University Press of America, 2010.

“’All the Themes of Hagiography”: An Turas Cholm Cille Revisited” New Hibernia Review 14:4:9-26 (Winter 2010).

“Introduction: The Irish in the American Civil War,” Irish Studies Review 18/2:135-138, 2010.

“‘I’m trying very hard to be powerful nice’: the Correspondence of Sister M. De Sales (Brennan) during the American Civil War.” Irish Studies Review 18/2:213-233, 2010.

“Taking Northern Irish Identity On the Road: The Smithsonian Folk Life Festival of 2007.” In Crossroads: Performance Studies and Irish Culture, ed. Sara Brady and Fintan Martin Walsh, 213-224. New York: Palgrave, 2009.

“’Big Men’ Stumbling: Dilemmas in Ethno-Accountability in Anthropology. Practicing Anthropology 29:3:27-30, 2007.

“Introduction: Engagement, Accountability and Ethnography in Applied Practice.” Practicing Anthropology 29:3 (summer; with Diane Austin), 2007.

“Toasting King William and ‘Cushla-mo-cree’: Irish Verbal Art in 18th Century America.” To appear in Consuming St. Patrick’s Day, a publication of Cambridge Scholars Publishing (United Kingdom), Jonathan Skinner and Dom Ryan, editors.

Review of Irish Feminisms 1810-1930, edited by Mary S. Pierce. Irish Literary Supplement Fall 2012.

Review of Beyond the American Pale: The Irish in the West 1845-1910 by David M. Emmons (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press). To appear in Irish Studies Review, 2012.

Review of Gender and Politeness by Sara Mills. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 17:1, 2008.

2015    Heritage: Critical Approaches by Rodney Harrison. Journal or Folklore Research Reviews. Published online April 8, 2015.

2013    Understanding the Politics of Heritage, Rodney Harrison, ed. 2010. (Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. Journal of Folklore Research Reviews.

            (http://www.jfr.indiana.edu/review.php?id=1016; Published online 10-22-13).