Patrick Griffin, Madden-Hennebry Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History
Research and Teaching Interests: Colonial and Revolutionary American; early modern Irish and British history; Atlantic history
Professor Griffin’s work explores the intersection of colonial American and early modern Irish and British history. As such, it focuses on Atlantic-wide themes and dynamics. He has published work on the movement of peoples and cultures across the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the process of adaptation. He also examines the ways in which Ireland, Britain, and America were linked—and differed—during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He has looked at revolution and rebellion, movement and migration, and colonization and violence in each society in comparative perspective. Professor Griffin currently is working on two projects: a study of George and Charles Townshend, British brothers who initiated imperial reforms on the eve of the American Revolution and in the years before Irish parliamentary independence; and a new study of the Age of Atlantic Revolutions.
Office: 479 Decio