A professor speaks to a group of students sitting in the film viewing room with black and white film on the screen over his shoulder.

Padraic Kennedy, Ph.D.


  • B.A., DePauw University (1987)
  • M.A., Washington University, St. Louis (1992)
  • Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis (1996)


  • Western Civilization
  • Britain to/Since 1688
  • Modern Ireland
  • British Empire
  • History of Terrorism


  • Murray Shaddock Plauche History Faculty Award 2001
  • Mellon Research Fellowship, 1993
  • Beveridge History Fellowship, 1990
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1987

Recent Publications

  • “’The Indispensable Informer:’ Daniel O’Sullivan Goula and the Phoenix Society, 1858-9,” in Éire-Ireland (Fall/Winter 2010)
  • “’Underhand Dealing with the Papal Authorities:’ Disraeli’s Search for a Liberal Romanist Conspiracy to Disestablish the Church of Ireland,” in Public Life and Public Lives: Politics and Religion in Modern British History, a special volume of Parliamentary History, Vol. 27, No. 1 (2008).
  • “The Secret Service Department: A British Intelligence Bureau in Mid-Victorian London, September 1867 to April 1868,” in Intelligence and National Security Vol. 18, No. 3 (Autumn 2003) 100-27