John T. McGreevy

John T. McGreevy


Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History

Graduate Program Field

United States History


United States history; global religious history


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

Research and Teaching Interests

John McGreevy teaches courses in American political history and global religious history, as well as the graduate reading course on the twentieth century United States. He is working on a study of global Catholicism from the French Revolution to Pope Francis.


John McGreevy joined Notre Dame’s faculty in 1997. He served as chair of the Department of History from 2002–2008 and dean of the College of Arts and Letters from 2008–2018.

He is the author of three 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. The third, American Jesuits and the World: How an Embattled Religious Order Made Modern Catholicism Global, was published in 2016 with Princeton University Press. He has received major fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, 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.



Contact Information

Office: 481 Decio Hall

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