Paul A. Townend, Associate Professor & Department Chair

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Paul Townend completed his Ph.D. in 1999 at the University of Chicago in Modern and Early British and Irish history, and taught at the University of Chicago and Villanova University before joining UNCW's history department in 2001.  Dr. Townend's research interests include alcohol and temperance history, nationalism, the Celtic fringe (particularly Northern Ireland) and the Irish in America.  His first book, Father Mathew, Temperance, and Irish Identity, 1838-1848 was published in 2002 by Irish Academic Press.

Dr. Townend offers courses in Modern European history, Modern and Early Modern British and Irish history, and the British Empire.

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