Dr. Matthew O'Brien | Franciscan University of Steubenville
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    Dr. Matthew O'Brien

    Professor of History

    Education

    • 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

    Professional Experience

    • Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
    • Lecturer, Carroll College
    • Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Faculty Awards

    • Faculty Enrichment Grant, Franciscan University, 2009
    • Faculty Enrichment Grant, Franciscan University, 2008
    • Faculty Enrichment Grant, Franciscan University, 2005

    Select Publications & Accomplishments

    • “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

    • “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

      Edited



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    • “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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