selected publications

Nash 2015 book cover


Nash, C. 2015, Genetic Geographies: The Trouble with Ancestry, Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press.

Nash, C. 2008. Of Irish Descent: Origin Stories, Genealogy, and the Politics of Belonging, Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Nash C., Brian Graham and Bryonie Reid. 2014. Partitioned Lives: The Irish Borderlands, Ashgate.


Nash, C. (2014) ‘Blood of the Irish: Knowing ‘Ourselves’ Genetically’, The Irish Review, 48, 1-16.

Nash, C. (2013) ‘Genome geographies: mapping national ancestry and diversity in human population genetics’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 38(2): 193–206.

Nash, C. (2012) ‘Genetics, Race and Relatedness: Human Mobility and Human Diversity in the Genographic Project’, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 102(3): 667–684.

Nash, C. (2012) ‘Gendered geographies of human genetic variation: sex, power and mobility in human population genetics’, Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 19(4): 409–428.

Nash, C. (2006) ‘Irish Origins, Celtic Origins: Population Genetics, Cultural Politics, Irish Studies Review, 14 (1): 11-37.

Nash, C. (2004) ‘Genetic kinship’ Cultural Studies, 18(1): 1-34.

Nash, C. (2002) ‘Genealogical identities’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 20(1): 27-52.

Book chapters

Nash, C. (2012) ‘Irish DNA: Making Connections and Making Distinctions in Y-Chromosome Surname Studies’ in Katharina Schramm, David Skinner and Richard Rottenburg eds. Identity Politics and the New Genetics: Re/creating Categories of Difference and Belonging, Berghahn Press, 141–16.

Nash, C. (2007) ‘Mapping origins: race and relatedness in population genetics and genetic genealogy’ in Paul Atkinson, Peter Glasner and Helen Greenslade eds. New Genetics, New Identities, Routledge, 77-100.

Nash, C. (2003) ‘‘They’re family!’: cultural geographies of relatedness in popular genealogy’ in Sara Armed, Anne-Marie Fortier and Mimi Sheller eds. Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration, Berg, Oxford and New York,179-203.