Michael O'Hara

Michael O'Hara

Email: mohara@luc.edu

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Aidan Forth and Dr. John Donoghue

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Loyola University Chicago, 2014-2016

Master of Arts, History

Major: Modern Europe

Minor: Imperialism


Loyola University Chicago, 2010-2014

Bachelor of Arts

Major: History

Minor: Classical Civilization

Research Interests

My research interests include early modern England, modern Europe, the Atlantic world, imperialism, theories of empire, and transnational urban history. I am primarily interested in the process of empire building, particularly in an English Atlantic context, and the ways that imperial practice has transformed over time. I am also interested in cities as imperial spaces and the ways in which they facilitate the construction of empire.

Awards and Fellowships

Damen Scholarship - Loyola University Chicago, 2010-2014

Director’s Scholarship - Loyola University Chicago, 2010-2014

Chicago Catholic Heritage Award - Loyola University Chicago, 2010-2014

Unpublished Work

Original Research

“A Survey of Early Modern Shoreditch, 1550-1750”

“’Roosevelt is My Religion’: Mayor Edward J. Kelly, the New Deal, and Urban Politics in Chicago, 1933-1947”



“The Glorious Revolution in the American Colonies: a Brief Historiography”

“A Historiographical Analysis of Gender and Power in Early Modern England”

“Within the Devil's Grasp: Witchcraft in Early Modern England”


Book Reviews

Review of Kristen Block’s Ordinary Lives in the Early Caribbean: Religion, Colonial Competition, and the Politics of Profit

Review of Denver Brunsman’s The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic

Review of Partha Chatterjee’s The Black Hole of Empire: History of a Global Practice of Power

Review of Robert Darnton’s The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History

Review of John Donoghue’s Fire Under the Ashes: an Atlantic History of the English Revolution

Review of J. H. Elliot’s Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830

Review of Michel Foucault’s Discipline & Punish: the Birth of the Prison

Review of Alison Games’s The Web of Empire: English Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1560-1660

Review of Pierre Goubert’s The French Peasantry in the Seventeenth Century

Review of Adam Hochschild’s King Leopold’s Ghost: a Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

Review of Kostas Kalimtzis’s Taming Anger: the Hellenic Approach to the Limitations of Reason

Review of Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker’s The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic

Review of Simon Newman’s A New World of Labor: the Development of Plantation Slavery in the British Atlantic

Review of Marcus Rediker’s The Slave Ship: a Human History

Review of Mrinalini Sinha’s Colonial Masculinity: the “Manly Englishman” and the “Effeminate Bengali” in the Late Nineteenth Century

Review of E. P. Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class


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