Patrick Griffin


Patrick Griffin, Madden-Hennebry Professor of History and Director, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies

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. Two of Professor Griffin's most recent publications are:

Experiencing Empire: Power, People and Revolution in Early America, Patrick Griffin, Editor (University of Virginia Press, 2017)

The Townshend Moment: The Making of Empire and Revolution in the Eighteenth Century (Yale University Press, 2017) 

Professor Griffin's tenure as director of the Keough-Naughton Institute began on January 1, 2018.
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