Donna L. Potts (PhD, University of Missouri) was a professor at Kansas State University (taught there 22 years) before coming to Washington in 2013. She was a Fulbright senior lecturer at the National University of Ireland in Galway from 1997 to 1998, and later returned there for a fellowship in the Irish Studies Centre, where she did research on Irish Literature and Environmentalism.
Her publications include Howard Nemerov and Objective Idealism, Contemporary Irish Poetry and Environmentalism, This Landscape's Fierce Embrace: The Poetry of Francis Harvey (edited collection), Waking Dreams (poems), Regions, Nations, Frontiers (conference proceedings), and many articles on Irish Literature and Women's Studies.
Her research interests include Irish Studies, Postcolonial Studies and World Literature, Ecocriticism, Women's Studies, and Trauma Theory. She is a member of the American Conference for Irish Studies, the International Association for the Study of Irish Literature, the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, and the Region and Nation Literature Association.
Graduate Supervision Interests
She has served on graduate committees in Literature, Cultural Studies, Comp./Rhetoric, and Creative Writing, for projects ranging from Old English to Creative Nonfiction to Victorian Literature to Contemporary Irish Poetry.