Robert Schmuhl

Robert Schmuhl

Professor Emeritus of American Studies

Research Interests

  • The Relationship Between American Political Life and Popular Communications
  • The Irish in America
  • The Modern American Presidency

Robert Schmuhl is the inaugural Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair in American Studies and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame. After graduating from Notre Dame with a B.A. and Indiana University-Bloomington with a Ph.D. in English and American Studies, Schmuhl joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1980. He has also held visiting fellowship or teaching positions at the University of Notre Dame of Australia, University College Dublin, St. Augustine College of South Africa, Notre Dame's London Centre, Dublin City University, and the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford. Schmuhl is the author or editor of over a dozen books, including, most recently, Ireland's Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising and Fifty Years with Father Hesburgh: On and Off the Record. He is a frequent contributor to popular publications.