Tom Deignan is the author of "Irish Americans: Coming to America" (Barron’s) and served as a contributing writer for the book "Irish American Chronicle" (Publications International Ltd.).
He writes the weekly Sidewalks column for the Irish Voice newspaper and contributes a monthly Op Ed column to the Newark Star Ledger.
His writing has appeared in newspapers such as the New York Times, Washington Post and Irish Independent, and magazines such as Commonweal, America, Publisher's Weekly and Irish America. Currently an English teacher in Brooklyn, Deignan has taught history, cinema and English at CUNY, St. John’s University and Bowling Green State University.
Born in Staten Island, he lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children. He is currently working on a novel set in Brooklyn on the eve of World War II.
Marking the passing of the extraordinary Daniel John Callahan with some serious questions about Irish America's roots.
Policing is a complex issue and from New York to Indiana questions need to be answered about the behavior and treatment of police officers and what it says about the United States
From Dan Quayle's potato-e, to President Donald Trump's amazing July 4th speech to Mike Kelly's denial of his roots. Want to make America great again?
From Belfast to the Bronx, from Beckett winning the Nobel Prize to Breslin's failed run for office, Tom Deignan unpacks it all.