Department of History and Anthropology

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Dr. Matthew O'Brien

Dr. Matthew O’Brien

Professor of History

MObrien@franciscan.edu
(740) 284-5380

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  • Ph.D. – University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of History
  • M.A. – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • A.B. (Honors) Major: History, Minor: English Literature – College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Professor, History Department, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, Fall 2012-
    present
  • Associate Professor, History Department, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio,
    Fall 2007- Fall 2012
  • Assistant Professor, Fall, 2001- Fall, 2007
  • Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 2001-2002
  • Lecturer, Carroll College, Spring Semester, 2001
  • Faculty Enrichment Grant, Franciscan University, 2011
  • Faculty Enrichment Grant, Franciscan University, 2009
  • Faculty Enrichment Grant, Franciscan University, 2008
  • Faculty Enrichment Grant, Franciscan University, 2005
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Select Publications
  • “IRISH AMERICA, RACE, AND BERNADETTE DEVLIN’S 1969 AMERICAN TOUR”
    “Irish America, Race, and Bernadette Devlin’s 1969 American Tour”New Hibernia Review, James S. Rogers, editorSamhradh/Summer 2010
  • “THE SLUMP AND NEW FRONTIERS: IRISH-CATHOLIC MIGRATION TO INTERWAR BRITAIN”
    “The Slump and New Frontiers: Irish-Catholic Migration to Interwar Britain”, Festschrift for James S. Donnelly, Michael de Nie and Sean Farrell, editors Irish Academic Press May, 2010
  • “IRISH-AMERICAN NATIONALISM IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY”
    “Irish-American Nationalism in the Twentieth Century”, Ireland and the Americas, Jim Byrne, Philip Coleman, and Jason King, editors March, 2008

Full List

  • “THE NEW IRISH”
    “The New Irish”, Ireland and the Americas, Jim Byrne, Philip Coleman, and Jason King, editors March, 2008
  • “JAMES ‘WHITEY’ BULGER”
    “James ‘Whitey’ Bulger”, Ireland and the Americas, Jim Byrne, Philip Coleman, and Jason King, editors March, 2008
  • “COLD WAR CATHOLICISM AND THE NEW MISSION OF THE ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS, 1945-1955”
    “Cold War Catholicism and the New Mission of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, 1945-1955” Eire-Ireland Breandan MacSuibhne, editor
  • “IRISH CATHOLICISM AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR: STARS, STRIPES, AND SHAMROCKS”
    “Irish Catholicism and the Second World War: Stars, Stripes, and Shamrocks,” U.S. Catholic Historian, Special Issue on Irish America Christopher Kaufman, editor
  • “ETHNIC LEGACY AND IMMIGRANT MOBILITY: THE NEW IRISH AND IRISH AMERICA IN THE 1990S”
    “Ethnic Legacy and Immigrant Mobility: The New Irish and Irish America in the 1990s”, Etudes-Irlandaises, Special Issue on Irish America, Wesley Hutchinson, editor Spring, 2004
  • “NEW WINE IN OLD SKINS…”
    “‘New Wine in Old Skins’: New Polish and New Irish Immigration and Polish and Irish American Ethnics”, Irish and Polish Migration in Comparative Perspective, John Belchem and Klause Tenfelde, editors Klartext, 2003
  • “AFTER THE FLOOD: IRISH AMERICA IN THE MID-TWENTIETH CENTURY”
    [Co-editor with James S. Rogers], After the Flood: Irish America in the mid-Twentieth Century,Irish Academic Press,July, 2009
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