Robert E. Hannigan, PhD

Scholar in Residence
Department of History

Phone: 617-973-1179
Fax: 617-723-7255
Office: 73 Tremont St., Rm. 1040


  • PhD, Princeton University
  • MA, Princeton University
  • AB, Cornell University

Research Interests and Publications

Professor Hannigan's special areas of interest are modern American history and the intersection of U.S. and world history. These interests have been central to his college teaching, during a career spanning four decades. They have also been the focus of his activities outside the college classroom. He has participated in multiple professional conferences and seminars, in the U.S. and abroad, written reviews and articles for such journals as the American Historical Review and Diplomatic History, and participated in numerous professional training classes for high school history teachers. He is the author of The New World Power:  American Foreign Policy, 1898-1917 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002) and The Great War and American Foreign Policy, 1914-1924 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).