Dennis Wieboldt

Dennis Wieboldt


Dennis Wieboldt is a J.D./Ph.D. student in history at the University of Notre Dame, where he is a Richard and Peggy Notebaert Premier Fellow at the Graduate School and Edward J. Murphy Fellow at the Law School. His research explores the relationship between law, politics, and religion in the twentieth-century United States.

Dennis earned his B.A. summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Boston College, where he was recognized as a Dean’s Scholar and Scholar of the College. Among other undergraduate honors—including the Cardinal O’Connell Theology Award, History Czar Award, and Nicholas H. Woods Award for Student Leadership—Dennis received the 2022 McCarthy Prize in the Humanities, a distinction conferred upon the best thesis in the humanities by Boston College’s Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. After earning his B.A., Dennis also earned an M.A. in history from Boston College.

Dennis's research has been financially supported by the American Historical Association, Boston College Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Boston College Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, Catholic University of America University Libraries, and University of Notre Dame Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, among other institutions. His refereed scholarship has been published in American Catholic Studies, U.S. Catholic Historian, the Journal of Catholic Social Thought, and Horizons.

Outside of the classroom, Dennis serves as the convener of the ASLH/Notre Dame Graduate Legal History Colloquium, an initiative of the American Society for Legal History, Notre Dame Law School, and Notre Dame Graduate School to workshop legal and historical scholarship by early career researchers.