Kate Costello-Sullivan is a professor of Modern Irish literature and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. She is the author of Mother/Country: Politics of the Personal in the Fiction of Colm Tóibín, as well as the editor of critical editions of Norah Hoult's short story collection, Poor Women! and Sheridan Le Fanu's vampire novella, Carmilla. Kate is currently completing a study of trauma and recovery in 21st century Irish fiction. She holds a PhD in English from Boston College.