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Dr. Patrick Terence McGrath


Patrick Terence McGrath

Dr. McGrath is an historian of immigration, ethnicity, and religion in the United States. He received his PhD from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in 2017. Before coming to the University of Hong Kong, he held a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers. In the American Studies Program, he offers courses on the history of New York City, the immigrant experience, and the history of capitalism, as well as introductory courses in American Studies.

Dr. McGrath is currently revising his book manuscript, entitled “Catholics Incorporated: Class, Power and the Politics of Assimilation in Nineteenth Century America.” His scholarship spans the history of class, labor, religion and immigration in the nineteenth-century US. His article, entitled “Secular Power, Sectarian Politics: The American-Born Irish Elite and Catholic Political Culture in Nineteenth Century New York,” will be published in a forthcoming edition of the Journal of American Ethnic History. Dr. McGrath also has an interest in the global Irish diaspora, and his research has been supported by the American Conference of Irish Studies and the Cushwa Center at the University of Notre Dame.



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