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Patrick Griffin

Madden-Hennebry Family Professor; Thomas Moore and Judy Livingston Director, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame

Patrick Griffin teaches history at Notre Dame. He also directs the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies. He has written a number of books on eighteenth-century Atlantic history, empire, and the era of the American Revolution. His most recent is: The Age of Atlantic Revolution: The Fall and Rise of a Connected World, which came out with Yale University Press.

Patrick 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.