Daniel Graff

Daniel Graff


Director, Higgins Labor Program; Professional Specialist, Center for Social Concerns; Professional Specialist, History

Graduate Program Field

United States History


African-American; Cultural; Gender; Labor; Social; United States


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993
B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 1990

Research and Teaching Interests

American labor history (all periods); nineteenth-century United States (political, social, cultural)


Recipient of a 2011 Edmund P. Joyce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Recipient of the Best Paper Award for "Lovejoy's Legacies: Race, Religion, and Freedom in St. Louis (and American) Memory," at the Collective Memory in St. Louis Symposium, Fontbonne University, October 2010, published in History Happens Here (April 2011), the Missouri History Museum's online magazine

Current research projects include the labor history of American food; the 1877 railroad strikes and presidential politics; the contemporary tea party movement and labor unions; a book-length study of work and workers in early St. Louis

Contact Information

Office: 262 Geddes
Phone: 574-631-6934

Mailing Address:
Department of History
219 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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