John T. McGreevy

John T. McGreevy


Dean, the College of Arts & Letters; Professor

Graduate Program Field

United States History


United States History


B.A. University of Notre Dame
Ph.D. Stanford University

Research and Teaching Interests

He teaches courses in American political history and American religious history, as well as the graduate reading course on the twentieth century United States.


Dean McGreevy joined Notre Dame’s faculty in 1997. He served as chair of the department from 2002 - 2008.

He is the author of two books. The first, Parish Boundaries: The Catholic Encounter with Race in the Twentieth Century Urban North was published by the University of Chicago Press in 1996. The second, Catholicism and American Freedom: A History was published by W.W. Norton in 2003. He has received major fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Louisville Institute and the Erasmus Institute, and has published articles and reviews in the Journal of American History, New York Review of BooksCommonweal, the New Republic, the Chicago Tribune and other venues.

McGreevy is currently working on a study of the nineteenth century Jesuits and what they tell us about religion in a global age. He is also interested in the intersection of religion and politics in the United States, from the 1960s to the present.

Contact Information

Office: 100 O'Shaughnessy
Phone: 574-631-7085

Mailing Address:
100 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556