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.”


ND Experts: Pope Benedict's Visit to the U.S.

McGreevy Appointed Arts and Letters Dean


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


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