John McGreevy

John McGreevy

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Professor of History and I.A. O'Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters

Office: 100 O’Shaughnessy Hall
Phone: 574-631-6642

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Areas of Expertise

American political history, American religious history

McGreevy, who teaches courses on American political and religious history, is researching the intersection of religion and politics in the United States since the 1960s, as well as 19th century Jesuits and what they can reveal about religious controversy, the “Catholic revival” and the trans-Atlantic dimensions of American religion. McGreevy is the author of “Parish Boundaries: The Catholic Encounter with Race in the Twentieth Century Urban North,” which was awarded the Shea Prize for best book on Catholic history, and “Catholicism and American Freedom: A History,” which examines tensions between traditional American notions of liberty and progress and Catholicism and was praised in the New York Times and Washington Post as “brilliant” and “a masterpiece.”


Shattering the Stained Glass Ceiling: Fifty Years After the Election of America’s First Catholic President

Tocqueville Program: “The Meanings of Religious Freedom in America”

Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters Dean, John McGreevy

ND Experts: Pope Benedict’s visit to the U.S.


Richard Brodhead, president of Duke University, to speak at Notre Dame Forum

Notre Dame’s Lab for Economic Opportunities endowed with $15 million gift

Psychology, film professors awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Faculty hiring initiative supports Notre Dame’s ongoing investments in research

Global business leaders accept student invitation to address ‘Mortgaging the Future’ in Notre Dame panel discussion

Nanovics make leadership gift for social sciences building at Notre Dame

Notre Dame announces new Ph.D. program in anthropology

Notre Dame launches Doctor of Musical Arts program

Renowned Shakespeare scholar Peter Holland receives 2012 Sheedy Award

Chicago Shamrock Series events to include four academic programs

In memoriam: Sabine MacCormack, Hesburgh Professor of Arts and Letters

José Limón to direct Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies

Kathleen Sprows Cummings appointed director of Notre Dame’s Cushwa Center

Notre Dame launches global research project on Catholic, Muslim, secular interaction

Leading Dante expert comes to Notre Dame

Jim Collins receives 2010 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award

Stuart Greene honored with 2010 Ganey Award

Notre Dame to celebrate Shakespeare and romance with Sonnet Fest 2010

Creating a senior thesis culture in Arts and Letters

Historian John McGreevy appointed dean of the College of Arts and Letters

A different kind of Double Domer

Historian McGreevy publishes major work on Catholic American history


Islamophobia fueled by recent controversies, 9/11 anniversary


The New York Times — Tense Scene on Basketball Court 50 Years Ago Recalls Catholic Role in Civil Rights

Chicago Tribune — Jesuits stunned by choice of one of their own

New York Times — The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

The New York Review of Books — Catholics, Muslims, and the Mosque Controversy

Review of McGreevy Book on American Catholicism