Dr. Patricia Kelleher

Department of History
Lytle 143
Phone: 610-683-4392


Dr. Kelleher is on SABBATICAL

during FALL 2013

B.A. Rosemont College
M.A., Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

U.S. Women and Gender
American Immigration and Ethnicity
Urban History
Labor and Class History

Courses Taught
HIS 229 American Urban History
HIS 241 History of Women in America
HIS 244 The Immigrant in American History
HIS 247 Work and Workers in American History
HIS 378 Seminar in Historical Methodology

Selected Publications
Patricia Kelleher, "Class and Catholic Irish Masculinity in Antebellum America: Young Men on the Make in Chicago," Journal of American Ethnic History vol. 28, no. 4 (Summer 2009): 7-42.

Patricia Kelleher, "Young Irish Workers: Class Implications of Men's and Women's Experiences in Gilded Age Chicago." in New Directions in Irish-American History, ed. Kevin Kenny (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003), 185-208.

Patricia Kelleher, "Maternal Strategies: Irish Women's Headship of Families in Gilded Age Chicago." Journal of Women's History vol. 13, no. 2 (Summer 2001): 80-106.

Recipient of the the 2011 Chambliss Faculty Research Award

Her lecture "Lay Me Down and Save the Flag" was given on 11/11/11 about the men of the Illinois "Irish Brigade" and explored what it meant to be "Irish" in Civil War-era America. Watch this 100-second video as Dr. Kelleher discusses the lecture and how it felt when advised she'd be been awarded the honor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb9BTfpWeBo

Andrew Arnold, Ph.D
Professor and Chair
Lytle 115
Phone: 610-683-4385

Anne Manmiller
Lytle 115
Phone: 610-683-4385
Fax: 610-683-4047