Conor Donnan is a doctoral student in the History Department at the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Professor Walter Licht, and a Graduate Associate at Perry World House. Donnan’s current research focuses on labor and immigration in nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. His dissertation reconstructs the interactions of Irish Catholics and Native Americans against the backdrop of American imperial expansion, industrialization, and questions of citizenship in the trans-Mississippi West from 1841 to 1924. He is currently a graduate fellow at the Collegium Institute in Philadelphia, and is an active public historian and a board member of the Irish Railroad Workers Museum.
Expertise: Conflict, Democracy, Populism, & Domestic Politics, International Relations, Europe, Migration, Urbanization, United States