Dr. Kathleen McGuireDr. Kathleen McGuire

Assistant Professor

E-mail: kathleen.mcguire@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-2574
Office Location and Mailing Address: Peck Hall, Room 274
MTSU Box 23
Murfreesboro, TN, 37132

FIELDS: Nineteenth-Century United States History, Irish-Americans, Public History

BIOGRAPHY: I am a historian of nineteenth-century Irish Americans and wrote my dissertation, "The Transatlantic Paddy: The Making of a Transnational Irish Identity in Nineteenth Century America," utilizing political cartoons from both Irish and Irish-American publications to demonstrate the importance of transnational ideas like Irish nationalism in the formation of an Irish identity in the United States. Focusing on specific people and events, like Charles Parnell and the Phoenix Park Murders, as well as common imagery like women and violence, my research demonstrates that late nineteenth-century Irish Americans relied heavily on the efforts of Irish nationalists on both sides of the Atlantic to construct their identity in the United States. In addition to my work on Irish Americans, I am also involved in research on student activism in the 1960s and have professional archive experience.


  • History 2010, Survey of U.S. History I
  • History 2020, Survey of U.S. History II


Ph.D. University of California, Riverside, 2009
M.A.,   University of California, Riverside, 2005
B.A.,   University of Redlands, 2002

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