Project Director, Faculty, and Staff
Dr. MacQuarrie earned his Ph.D. in medieval languages and literature from the University of Washington. He took his B.A. degree in Classical and Medieval literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his M.Litt. in Celtic Studies from the University of Edinburgh. Dr. MacQuarrie is the former editor of the Celtic Studies newsletter and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. During 1996-97 he was Washington Fellow at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and visiting scholar in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic at the University of Cambridge. In 2002 he was a Fulbright fellow to the American Academy of Rome. His book, The Waves of Manannan: The Biography of the Irish God of the Sea from The Voyage of Bran to Finnegans Wake, was published by Edwin Mellen Press in 2004. He also has a chapter on the Isle of Man in Medieval literature in the New History of the Isle of Man: Volume 3, to be published by Liverpool University Press. Dr. MacQuarrie currently teaches at California State University, Bakersfield.
Christine Marsh will be the administrative coordinator for the Glasgow leg of the journey and will be responsible for arranging lecturers, lecture rooms, field trips, travel, and housing. Christine earned her M.A. degree in Education, with a dual focus on Curriculum and Instruction and Leadership and Administration, from Chapman University. She completed her B.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 2009, Christine participated in the NEH summer seminar on The Isle of Man, and based on research initiated during the Seminar, she wrote and presented a paper at the 2010 UCLA Celtic Colloquium on Celiticity in T.H. White's The Once and Future King. Christine chairs the English department and teaches courses on The Legend of King Arthur and Mythology & Folklore at West Ranch High School in California.