Dr. Gráinne McEvoy
Research Programs Manager
Gráinne McEvoy is the research programs manager for the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies. As a writer, researcher, and teacher, she has worked within the higher education and research environment for over 17 years, engaging with a variety of audiences through academic publications and conferences, national communications campaigns, digital media, and public history forums.
Gráinne joined the Notre Dame community in May 2019 as a research assistant for the Office of Mission Engagement. From 2021-2023, she worked at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies as the writer and editorial program manager.
Before coming to Notre Dame, Gráinne was a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin, and worked at the Irish Research Council. She obtained a Ph.D. in history from Boston College in 2014, where her research examined Catholic social thought and the evolution of U.S. immigration policy in the first half of the 20th century. During her doctoral training, Gráinne also specialized in global Irish migration, American catholicism, and modern British history. She also holds an M.Phil. in modern Irish history from Trinity College, Dublin, and an M.A. in English literature and history from the University of Edinburgh.
Born and raised in Newry, Ireland, Gráinne now lives in South Bend with her husband and two young sons.