Eva Roa White was born in Spain and raised in the French part of Switzerland. She has lived in Ireland and Saudi Arabia and now resides in the United States, where she is Associate Professor of English at Indiana University Kokomo. Her research focuses primarily on Irish Studies and Immigration Studies. She has authored a book, A Case Study of Ireland and Galicia’s Parallel Paths to Nationhood. Her articles about identity migration and hybrid cultural and national identities in Irish, Galician, and South Asian Studies have appeared in New Hibernia ReviewSouth Asian Review and in the essay collections Literary Visions of Multicultural Ireland: The Immigrant in Contemporary Irish LiteratureThe Wake of the Tiger, and (M)Othering the Nation: Constructing and Resisting Regional and National Allegories Through the Maternal Body. She has also co-authored articles about the scholarship of teaching and learning in Currents and Jolt /Merlot. Her creative writing has been published in Transnational LiteratureNatural BridgedisClosureMarco PoloBuhito Press and The Common. She is presently at work on a new book on Roddy Doyle. 


  • Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 2002, Ph.D. English
  • Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 1998, M.A. English
  • Indiana University Kokomo 1994, B.A.S. Humanities

Awards and Honors

  • IU Herman Frederic Lieber Award for Teaching Excellence 2013
  • Alumni Hall of Fame induction (2013)
  • IU Kokomo Trustee’s Teaching Award, 2012
  • IU Kokomo Claude Rich Teaching Award, 2011
  • IU Kokomo Trustee’s Teaching Award, 2010
  • IU Kokomo Campus Grand Marshall
  • William Penn University Presidential Excellence in Instruction Award Nomination, 2005


AEDEI (Asociación Española de Estudios Irlandeses)
EFACIS (European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies)
ACIS (American Conference for Irish Studies)
MLA (Modern Language Association)
Midwest Modern Language Association
South Asian Literature Association
Popular Culture Association of the South /ACAS
Phi Kappa Phi (SIUC chapter)
Alpha Chi (IUK chapter)
Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (Honorary Member)

Professional Development

Indiana University Kokomo

Advanced in rank to Associate Professor and received tenure (2010)
Online Teaching Certificate (2012)

Workshops and retreats:
Universal Delivery training (2012)
Soft Chalk training (2011)
Academic Affairs Retreat (Fall 2010)
Hybrid Course workshop –CTL (Fall 2010)
Raptivity workshop CTL (Fall 2010)
Directors of Graduate Liberal Studies meeting AGLSP (Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs) in Dallas Texas (Fall 2010)
Transformational Power of Undergraduate Research workshop (Fall 2008)
CTL Podcasting workshop (Summer 2008)
CTL Orientation workshop (Fall 2007)
Undergraduate Research workshop (Spring 2008)
First-Year Writing workshop (Spring 2008)

Administrative Experience

Indiana University Kokomo, School of Arts and Sciences
Director of Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program, 2011 to 2012
Director of Master of Liberal Studies Program, 2009-2011

William Penn University, School of Arts and Sciences
Chair of the Humanities Department, 2004- 2007
Advisor to International Students, 2004-2007
Assistant Professor of English, 2002-2007