Harry Browne

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"Harry Browne is a Lecturer in the School of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology, as well as an activist and journalist. He worked in The Irish Times for 12 years, and has had his work published in numerous other publications, including Village magazine (where he writes a column), the Sunday Times, Irish Daily Mail, Evening Herald, Sunday Tribune, Sunday Business Post and The Dubliner. Academic work and essays have appeared in Journalism Studies, Dublin Review, Irish Review, Irish Marketing Journal, Irish Journal of Sociology, Saothar (the Irish Labour History Review), Trocaire Development Review and in the book/DVD, Projecting Migration: Transcultural Documentary Practice. He has made numerous appearances as a guest on radio and television programmes - his radio-essay on Thanksgiving appears in the anthology Sunday Miscellany: A Selection from 2004-06 - and he contributes to the Counterpunch website. He was a founding member in 1989 of the Irish Critical Studies Group, served on the steering committee of the Irish Anti-War Movement in 2003-04 and is a member of Anti-War Ireland. He has been a consulting editor on the multicultural newspaper Metro Eireann, and he is co-ordinating the print-syndication project of the CTMP-led Forum on Migration and Communications (FOMACS). His history dissertations at Harvard (BA) and Columbia (MA) addressed migration-related topics, and he has studied US-based Italian-language media from the early 20th century. He is pursuing a PhD in the Department of English, Theatre and Media Studies at NUI Maynooth. His account of the 'Shannon Five' anti-war activists titled Hammered by the Irish: How the Pitstop Ploughshares Disable a US War-Plane - with Ireland's Blessing (2008), was published in the United States by Counterpunch Books and AK press. Born in Italy in 1963, he grew up in the United States with activist parents. His mother, Flavia Alaya, has recently campaigned for rights for immigrant detainees; his father, Henry J Browne (who died in 1980), was a radical priest in New York City."[1]

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  1. School of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology Harry Browne, organizational web page, accessed June 3, 2012.