About the Project

The Irish Channel Project developed from our desire to learn more about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) while working on our master’s degrees in History at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The Channel provided an intersection in our varying interests in Irish, religious, and ethnic histories, as well as a manageably sized study area.  

About Us

Meet the ladies behind the project:

MAEGAN A. SMITH

Maegan’s research interests focus on spatial and material culture, which she used in her public history thesis project at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Visit www.maeganasmith.com to learn more.

She currently works as the Collections Manager at Vermilionville Living History Museum and Folklife Park where she researches and cares for the artifacts in their historic village.


VICTORIA THROOP

Victoria’s research interests lie in ethnic and religious segregation in the American South and legal history. 

After graduating from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in May 2016 with her MA in American History, Victoria has worked as an adjunct instructor and administrator at UL Lafayette and LSU Eunice.

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