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Dr. Patricia Kelleher

Dr. Patricia KelleherProfessor
Lytle Hall Rm 143 (For summer 2017 only - OM 24D)


  • 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 157QL: American Population History
  • HIS 229: American Urban History
  • HIS 241CD: History of Women in America
  • HIS 244CD: The Immigrant in American History
  • HIS 247WI: Work and Workers in American History
  • HIS 378CTWI: 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 is Gilded Age Chicago," in New Directions in Irish-American History, ed. Keven 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

History club's Professor of the Year 2009