Gráinne McEvoy is the communications specialist for the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. As a writer, researcher, and teacher, she has worked within the higher education and research environment for over 15 years, engaging with a variety of audiences through academic publications and conferences, national communications campaigns, digital media, and public history forums.
Gráinne joined the Notre Dame community in May 2019 as a research assistant for the Office of Mission Engagement. Before this, she was a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin, and worked at the Irish Research Council. She obtained a Ph.D. in history from Boston College in 2014, where her research examined Catholic social thought and the evolution of U.S. immigration policy in the first half of the 20th century. She also holds an M.Phil. in modern Irish history from Trinity College, Dublin, and an M.A. in English literature and history from the University of Edinburgh.
Born and raised in Newry, Ireland, Gráinne now lives in South Bend with her husband and two young sons.