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G. Patrick O'Brien

Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Tampa

Patrick is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Department of History, Sociology, Geography, and Legal Studies at the University of Tampa. He specializes in early American women, the American Revolution, and loyalist exile in Nova Scotia. His current book project highlights the critical public and private roles British-sympathizing wives and daughters played in the late eighteenth-century Nova Scotia. In particular, he examines how women used shared grief to form the basis for a new community among a diverse group of refugees. He also examines how mothers and daughters led many families out of exile and back to their American homes after peace was reached between the United States and Great Britain in 1783.

Patrick holds a B.A. from Providence College, an M.A. from McGill University, and a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Kennesaw State university


  • 2019 
    University of South Carolina, PhD
  • 2012 
    McGill University, MA
  • 2011 
    Providence College, BA