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Thomas E. Hachey

professor & executive director of the center for irish programs

Thomas E. Hachey

Telephone: (617) 552-4847

Office Location: Connolly House



PhD, St. John's University

Fields of Interest

Modern Ireland; Anglo-Irish relations

Academic Profile

Thomas E. Hachey is University Professor of History and Executive Director of the Center for Irish Programs at Boston College. He has taught lecture courses on modern Ireland and seminars on various topics pertaining to 20th-century Anglo-Irish relations. He is currently engaged in research that combines his interest in the development of autonomy within the British Commonwealth and the distinctly separate experience of Northern Ireland.

Professor Hachey, who previously served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University, has oversight responsibility for the Irish Studies curriculum, the Irish Institute, the Irish collections at the Burns Library, and the Boston College facility at 42 St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin, Ireland. Apart from having served as President of the American Conference on Irish Studies, Professor Hachey is also a co-editor of the Irish Literary Supplement and has served on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals.

He is a past recipient of the Marquette University Teaching Excellence Award, as well as prizes awarded for his 1977 book and his 2002 New Hibernia Review essay. Hachey has been often interviewed on Anglo-Irish topics by television and radio networks in the United States and Ireland. He has also lectured extensively at colleges and universities throughout the United States, as well as in Ireland and England.

Representative Publications

  • "The Rhetoric and Reality of Irish Neutrality," New Hibernia Review (Winter 2002)
  • The Irish Experience (revised edition: co-edited with L.J. McCaffrey, 1996)
  • Perspectives on Irish Nationalism (co-edited with L.J. McCaffrey, 1989)
  • Britain and Irish Separatism (1977)
  • The Problem of Partition: Peril to World Peace (editor, 1972)