Kevin Kenny

Professor of History

Boston College

Kevin Kenny is Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at Boston College, where he teaches courses on American immigration and global migration. Professor Kenny's principal area of research and teaching is the history of American immigration and labor, with an emphasis on Irish transatlantic migration and popular protest in the Atlantic world since 1700. He received his Ph.D. in American History from Columbia University in 1994. His books include Making Sense of the Molly Maguires (1998), The American Irish: A History (2000), Peaceable Kingdom Lost (2009), and most recently, Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction (2013).