Rev. Sean D. McGraw, C.S.C.
Assistant Professor, Political Science
416 Decio Faculty Hall
University of Notre Dame
Rev. Sean McGraw, C.S.C., is a Holy Cross priest and an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, where he is a Fellow of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Institute for Educational Initiatives, the Keough Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. McGraw received his B.A. from Notre Dame in 1992; an M.A. in West European Politics from the London School of Economics in 1993; an M.Div. from Notre Dame in 2000, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Comparative Politics in 2009. McGraw’s research focuses on the Irish political system, especially party competition and the changes in the political landscape at a time of unprecedented social and economic change. McGraw published his first book, How Parties Win: Shaping the Irish Political Arena, with Michigan University Press in 2015. McGraw co-founded Notre Dame's successful teacher and principal formation program, the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), with Father Tim Scully, C.S.C., in 1993 and currently serves as the Chair of the ACE Advisory Board.