Christopher Shannon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of History (Chairman)

Contact information:

Christopher Shannon, Ph.D.
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630


B.A., Rochester University
M.Phil., Yale University
Ph.D., Yale University

Classes Taught

  • Ancient and Biblical World
  • Medieval World
  • The Reformation to Present Times
  • Augustine and His Age
  • The Immigrant Church
  • Historiography
  • American History and Catholicism Since 1860
  • U.S. Intellectual and Cultural History
  • 1865 to Present


Playing Irish music—button accordion

Areas of Expertise

Modern American Cultural and Intellectual History
Irish American History
American Catholic History

Selected Scholarship

Bowery to Broadway: The American Irish in Classic Hollywood Cinema (Scranton: University of Scranton Press, 2010)

Conspicuous Criticism: Tradition, the Individual, and Culture in Modern American Social Thought (Scranton: University of Scranton Press, 2005) Paperback also available (Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1996)

A World Made Safe for Differences: Cold War Intellectuals and the Politics of Identity (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001)

The Past as Pilgrimage: Narrative, Tradition, and the Renewal of Catholic History (Front Royal: Christendom Press, 2014)

Numerous other articles, reviews, essays.

Professional Affiliation

Philadelphia Society


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