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WWU / Fairhaven College of Interdiscipinary Studies


Niall O Murchu

Niall Ó Murchú

Associate Professor

Office: FA 333


Niall came to Fairhaven College in 2001 after his doctorate in Political Science at the University of Washington. His dissertation research and book project compare labor markets and ethnic conflict in Mandate Palestine and Northern Ireland. He teaches mostly in the areas of international studies and political economy broadly defined. He has taught Political Economy and the Law and Immigration Law & Policy (with a guest attorney) to Law, Diversity & Justice students. He is also a member of Western's International Studies Advisory Group and on the board of the American Democracy Project.

As a naturalized American he is passionate about immigration reform; he is an avid soccer player and speaks passable Spanish.

Interest Areas

International Studies and Political Economy with foci on ethnicity & nationalism, the Middle East, and race, class & gender.


Fall '10 - Spring '11

On Sabbatical