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"Digging up the Past." Irish America Magazine features Bob Schmuhl discussing latest book and process of writing it.

March 29, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

In the April/May issue of Irish America Magazine, Robert Schmuhl takes us behind the scenes on a decade-long research project that culminated in his book Ireland’s Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising. Read More >

Professor Robert Schmuhl Discusses Obama and Cuba

March 21, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

American Studies Professor Robert Schmuhl took time during his trip to Ireland to visit NewsTalk Radio's "The Right Hook" to discuss Obama and Cuba.  Listen to the podcast here. Read More >

Professor Kathy Cummings Takes Class to South Bend Catholic Worker House

March 21, 2016 Rebecca Corrente


American Studies Professor Kathleen Cummings and the students in her "Sanctity and Society" Seminar visited the Catholic Worker House in downtown South Bend for dinner last week.  You can learn more about the Catholic Worker House here Read More >

Bob Schmuhl: Flawed Primary System Reason for Trump's Success

March 21, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Bob Schmuhl, Professor of American Studies and Director of the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy at the University of Notre Dame, believes the primary system in the US is flawed, and is why Donald Trump is succeeding in his quest for the Republican nomination.  Listen to the radio interview here Read More >

Bob Schmuhl Makes Irish Central's List of Five Best Irish and Irish American Books of 2016

March 17, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Dr. Bob Schmuhl's most recent book, Ireland’s Exiled Children: “America and the Easter Rising,” made Irish Central's list of the top five best Irish and Irish American books of 2016. 

Ireland's Exiled Children is described as a "gripping and compelling look at the forces behind the Easter Rising in America by Professor Robert Schmuhl of the University of Notre Dame, an outstanding historian. Read More >

Could Trump be President of the United States?

March 16, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Bob Schmuhl, Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, analyzes the results of the latest primaries in the US presidential race and the impact of Donald Trump Read More >

Scranton Profiles Alumna Dr. Kathleen Sprows Cummings

March 16, 2016 Rebecca Corrente


Professor Kathleen Sprows Cummings was recently profiled in the Spring 2016 edition of The Scranton Journal.  

February 2013, Pope Benedict resigned and, perhaps just as abruptly, Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Ph.D. ’93 G’93, director of Notre Dame’s Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and vice-president elect of the American Catholic Historical Association, became a pundit.  Read More >

2016 presidential campaign shows American politics has reached a breaking point, expert says

March 15, 2016 William G. Gilroy

Robert Schmuhl

Journalists and political pundits have repeatedly stressed that the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign is like nothing they’ve ever seen. Robert Schmuhl, Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Professor of American Studies and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame, believes that the campaign may indicate that American politics has reached a breaking point. Read More >

American Studies Alumna Produces and Co-hosts Podcast for London School of Economics' US Centre.

March 14, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Notre Dame American Studies alumna Denise Baron '10, currently enrolled at the London School of Economics, has begun producing and co-hosting a podcast from the LSE's US Centre.  Listen to the podcast on American policy, economics, and politics here Read More >

Department of Africana Studies Accepting Nominations for Student Awards

March 14, 2016 Rebecca Corrente


The Department of Africana Studies invites all interested students to apply for the following awards presented annually by the Department.  

Hammon-Wheatley Creative Arts Award

Honoring the lives of Jupiter Hammon (1711- ca. 1806) and Phillis Wheatley (ca. 1753-1784), this Department of Africana Studies award seeks to recognize excellence in the literary, performing, media, industrial, and heritage arts. Hammon and Wheatley were two of this nation’s earliest poets of African American descent. Awards are open to graduating seniors and graduate students for an original creation in poetry, dance, music, film, theatre, graphic design, and/or folk art related to the Diaspora. 

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American Studies and Gallivan Program Awards Nominations Due March 30, 2016

March 14, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

American Studies & Gallivan Program JED Senior Awards

Please nominate yourself and/or a another student for the following American Studies and Gallivan Program JED Senior Awards.  The deadline for submission is March 30, 2016.  All nominations and submissions should be sent to Katie Schlotfeldt at the American Studies office - 1047 Flanner or
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Bob Schmuhl on Primaries, Easter Rising

March 10, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

During an interview on the Harvest Show, Professor Robert Schmuhl discussed both the current status of the presidential race and the 1916 Easter Rising.  Watch both videos here, or watch the presidential primaries discussion here Read More >