Christopher Shannon | Christendom College


Christopher Shannon

shannonAssistant Professor

Where were you educated?
B.A., Rochester University
M.Phil., Yale University
Ph.D., Yale University

What classes do you teach?
Ancient and Biblical World
Medieval World
The Reformation to Present Times
Augustine and His Age
The Immigrant Church
American History and Catholicism Since 1860
U.S. Intellectual and Cultural History, 1865 to Present

What is your favorite class to teach?
American History and Catholicism Since 1860

Do you have any hobbies?
Playing Irish music—button accordion

What do you like most about Christendom?
Being able to teach in a Catholic environment in which I can integrate faith and learning in the classroom.

What are your areas of expertise and/or research?
Modern American Cultural and Intellectual History
Irish American History
American Catholic History

Where have you been published?
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.

What kind of professional activities and associations are you active in?
Philadelphia Society

Contact information:
Dr. Christopher Shannon
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630
W: 800.877.5456 ext. 1310
F: 540.636.1655