Faculty Directory--Patrick Griffin
John and Lenore Madden have funded the new endowed Chair in Irish Studies to be housed in the History Department and College of Arts and Letters.
Thanking the Maddens, Dean Mark Roche noted that The Madden Hennebry Chair will “bolster the emerging strength of nineteenth-century U.S. history and enhance the field of American religious history where the Department is arguably the strongest in the country.” The Madden Hennebry Chair will insure that our undergraduates are exposed to the richness of Irish-American history that is so closely associated with the University of Notre Dame. The appointment will strengthen our course offerings in History and Notre Dame will become one of the very top programs in America.
The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is happy to announce the appointment of Patrick Griffin as the first Madden Hennebry Chair of Irish-American History. Professor Griffin received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1987, his M.A. from Columbia University and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. In addition to numerous articles and essays, he has published two important books on colonial America, American Leviathan: Empire, Nation, and Revolutionary Frontier (Hill & Wang, 2007) and The People with No Name: Ireland’s Ulster Scots, America’s Scots Irish, and the Creation of a British Atlantic World, 1689-1764 (Princeton University Press, 2001). Dr. Griffin has been granted two teaching awards, a Mellon Fellowship and served as a Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Human Settlement and Historical Change, National University of Ireland, Galway. He comes to Notre Dame from the University of Virginia where he was Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies.
The Keough Naughton-Institute sincerely appreciates the Maddens’ continuous generosity to the Irish Studies program in South Bend and Dublin, where they continue to make the Madden-Rooney Lectures and the IRISH Seminar possible.