Robert Schmuhl

American Studies

Office
515 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone
574-631-5128
Email
rschmuhl@nd.edu
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Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair Emeritus in American Studies and Journalism

  • American culture
  • American politics and the media
  • The Making of Irish America  
  • The U.S. role in Ireland's Easter Rising
  • History of the modern presidency

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Meghan Markle backlash as celebrities in politics branded ‘real danger’ after Trump

University of Notre Dame academic Robert Schmuhl, whose research has focused on the culture of celebrity in politics, claimed that celebrities with political aspirations were a “real danger” to American democracy.

Big Read: Joe Biden’s Afghan humiliation: ‘This betrayal will live in infamy’

Robert Schmuhl is professor emeritus of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame and adjunct professor in the School of Law and Government at DCU.

‘Revenge tour’: How showman Trump is ready to throw his hat back in the ring

By Robert Schmuhl professor emeritus of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame and adjunct professor at Dublin City University. He is the author of ‘The Glory and the Burden: The American Presidency from FDR to Trump’.

Biden’s first 100 days: US president starts fast and aims high

By Robert Schmuhl professor emeritus of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame and adjunct professor at Dublin City University. He is the author of ‘The Glory and the Burden: The American Presidency from FDR to Trump’

Politicians Use Hollywood Agencies to Build Image (Politisi Gunakan Agensi Hollywood untuk Bangun Citra)

Robert Schmuhl is Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. "Today's politicians - in most cases - already have a support base, loyal people, following them on social media, interested in their careers, whatever the phase of their career!" (Robert Schmuhl adalah Profesor Studi Amerika du Universitas Notre Dame. "Politisi jaman sekarang - dalam kebanyakan kasus - sudah memiliki basis pendukung, orang-orang yang setia, mengikuti mereka di media sosial, tertarik pada karir mereka, apapun fase karir mereka!")

Book Brief: A new thriller from Gianrico Carofiglio, plus new titles by Mel Giedroyc and Claire Fuller

In these 15 insightful pieces, Robert Kennedy’s daughter Kerry, former Bernie Sanders adviser Tad Devine, Obama speechwriter Cody Keenan plus regular Review writer Robert Schmuhl are among the contributors who look at JFK’s enduring legacy.

New book on Kennedy's legacy, and Irish-US relations through to Biden

“There are some great pieces on Irish-American relations in the Kennedy era by Professor Mary Daly from UCD, Professor Bob Schmuhl from the University of Notre Dame and Felix Larkin, a well known Irish historian.

Republicans still in thrall to Trump as he faces into Senate trial

Robert Schmuhl is professor emeritus of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Episode 5 : The Inauguration

We speak to Robert Schmuhl, the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Professor Emeritus of American Studies and Journalism, John Podesta (Founder, Center for American Progress) and Elizabeth Goldsmith, FSU Professor Emerita & Fulbright Scholar and expert in inaugurations.

Trump lived up to the nickname by disrupting in ways we never could have imagined possible

Robert Schmuhl is professor emeritus of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

5 ways in which this inauguration will look and feel very different to any other

"It’s really been a rollercoaster," says Bob Schmuhl, Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. 

Trump makes history as he's impeached for second time

Bob Schmuhl, Professor Emeritus of American Studies and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame, discusses the second impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Politics in US Has Become a Blood Sport: Scholar

“The past few days show that there are even sharp divisions within one of those tribes: the Republican Party,” Robert Schmuhl told IQNA in an interview, after mobs stormed the Capitol building in Washington, DC, on Wednesday.

Politically Speaking - Discussing the Electoral College Vote Certification

Robert Schmuhl offers his thoughts on the events of January 6th, 2021 when protests turned to riots as Congress certified the November election's Electoral College results and how this might impact the new administration.

Donald Trump’s days may be numbered, but it is not in his nature to leave quietly

Robert Schmuhl is professor emeritus of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame.