Robert Schmuhl

American Studies

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515 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
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574-631-5128
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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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The Mick Clifford Podcast: The Trump card — Robert Schmuhl

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This week’s guest on the podcast is presidential historian, Robert Schmuhl, who is emeritus professor at the University of Notre Dame and Adjunct Professor in the School of Law and Government in DCU.

What the failed Republican wave means for the 2024 US election

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

Scholar Points to Concerns, Doubts over Minorities' Participation in US Midterm Elections

Robert Schmuhl is the inaugural Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair in American Studies and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame.

US prepares to go to the polls for mid-term elections

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Bob Schmuhl, Professor Emeritus of American Studies at Norte Dame University, on the mid-terms, and former President Donald Trump's strong hint that he will be a candidate in the 2024 Presidential election.

Political violence: fear of democracy overshadowed the US election (Politické násilie: strach o demokraciu zatienil voľby v USA)

"Nancy Pelosi has been and is the target of millions of dollars in Republican political ads. She has been called the devil and worse. The attack on her husband showed what can happen when such negative views turn into hate-fueled actions." Robert Schmuhl, an expert on American politics from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, told Pravda. ("Nancy Pelosiová bola a je terčom republikánskych politických reklám za milióny dolárov. Označovali ju za diabla a dokonca jej hovorili aj horšie. Útok na jej manžela ukázal, čo sa môže stať, keď sa takéto negatívne názory pretavia do činov, ktoré poháňa nenávisť,“ povedal pre Pravdu Robert Schmuhl, expert na americkú politiku z Notredamskej univerzity v Indiane.)

If US presidents could serve three terms

In his insightful and learned look at the presidency, Robert Schmuhl, a Notre Dame professor emeritus in American studies and author of "Ireland’s Exiled Children," provides some fascinating insights into why the pattern came about and the importance of the 22nd Amendment which bars a president from running for more than two terms, put in place by a disgruntled Republican Congress who wanted badly to see the back of FDR.

Ahead of the US Midterms, What Is at Stake ?

Dr. Robert Schmuhl, Chair in American Studies and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame, focuses on a much bigger picture, however.

Local theater rolling out red carpet

Dr. Robert Schmuhl of the University of Notre Dame will be speaking about the changing shape of the presidency throughout American history in his talk titled, “From Log Cabin to Trump Tower: The Presidency Amid Change and Conflict.”

Community Roundup: Film festival slated for Saturday in Fremont

The keynote speaker is Dr. Robert Schmuhl, University of Notre Dame, who will discuss the changing shape of the presidency throughout American history in his talk titled, “From Log Cabin to Trump Tower: The Presidency Amid Change and Conflict.”

Young female 1916 Rising fighter in the GPO tells her story

Kilmer’s life and this article feature in the forthcoming book "Ireland’s Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising" by Robert Schmuhl, which was published by Oxford University Press in March 2016.

If Trump were to lose again, would he succeed in overturning 2024 election?

Robert Schmuhl is professor emeritus of American studies at the University of Notre Dame and adjunct professor at Dublin City University.

Is the US really on the brink of a second civil war?

With public hearings on the US Capitol assault set to begin next week, Robert Schmuhl surveys the divisions besetting his country — and explains why the outlook is alarmingly bleak.

US democracy is still under threat a year after Capitol chaos

By Robert Schmuhl, professor emeritus of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame and adjunct professor in the School of Law and Government at DCU. He is the author of The Glory and the Burden: The American Presidency from FDR to Trump.

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

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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.

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 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.

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

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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.