Sophie Sweetman McConnell

Sophie Sweetman McConnell received her M.A. in History from New York University where she mined her family’s history for her thesis on 18th- and 19th-century Catholic mercantile class.  While at NYU, she was a founding member of GRIAN, which supported an annual academic conference and published an annual journal in Irish Studies.  She is the author of the Metropolitan Jewelry, published by the Metropolitain Museum of Art, which chronicles the museum’s jewelry collection.  She currently is a member of Glucksman Ireland House Advisory Board.  While at Notre Dame this fall, she will continue her work on the Sweetman family papers.