Conor Donnan

PhD Student, University of Pennsylvania
Adam Smith Fellow

Conor Donnan is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include the history of capitalism, labor, immigration, and political economy in modern America. His dissertation reconstructs Irish Catholics and Native Americans' interactions against the backdrop of American expansion, industrialization, and the growing capitalist economy between 1840 and 1930. In doing so, the dissertation aims to understand the role corporations played in American development westward and federal power consolidation. Conor earned an MA in historical studies from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and a BA in history from Ulster University.