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James Walsh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor C/T



Office Location:
Student Commons 3224

Office Hours:
Spring 2018: TBD

Phone: 303 315-1768

Fax: 303-315-1780

Curriculum Vitae »

Department of Political Science »

Expertise Areas:
Labor and Immigration History/Politics; Social Movements in U.S.; Irish American History; Community Theater; Community Organizing.

My Addresses:

Mailing Address:
Department of Political Science
Campus Box 190
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Physical Location:
1201 Larimer Street
Room 3212
Denver, CO 80204

Member of the CLAS Speakers Bureau

Ph.D.  University of Colorado Boulder 2010

M.A. University of Colorado Denver 1996

B.S.  Duke University 1989

James Walsh has began teaching at UCD in 1998, moving to the Political Science Department in 2013.  He specializes in Labor, Working Class and Immigration History/Politics, as well as U.S. Social Movements, Community Organizing, and Arts-Based Education.  Walsh founded the Romero Theater Troupe in 2005, an all-volunteer "organic" theater troupe that specializes in telling and preserving stories about struggles for human rights and social justice for diverse audiences.  Walsh uses theater and community-based learning in his classes.

Walsh, J.P., “Michael Mooney and the Leadville Miners’ Strike of 1880,”  in Irish Migrants in New Communities: Seeking the Fair Land, edited by Michael OhAodha and Mairtin O’Cathain.  Rowman Littlefield, Lexington Books, 2014.


 Walsh, J.P., Tom Noel, and Dennis Gallagher.  Irish Denver.  Arcadia Press. February 2012.   Walsh, J.P. 2012. 


 Walsh, J.P., “Dreams From the Podium,”Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal, Vol.1, No.1:125-133.  www.jesuithighereducation.org/index.php/jhe/article/view/15


Walsh, J.P. 2010.  “The Irish Road to Leadville,” Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland Journal, Spring 2010.


Walsh, J.P. 2007.  “The Leadville Irish,” Celtic Connection Journal, March 2007.

  • ·         Power and Empowerment
  • ·         Poverty and Politics
  • ·         Immigration Politics
  • ·         Irish in America
  • ·         Political Movements
  • ·         Community Organizing
  • ·         “Paths to the Present,” an introduction to the discipline of history
  • ·         U.S. History survey courses
  • ·         History of the American Working Class
  • ·         Immigration and Ethnicity in American History
  • ·         Twentieth Century Social Movements
  • ·         Colorado History
  • ·         U.S. History Through Fiction
  •           Problems and Methods in Teaching History and Social Studies
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