Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Johnathan Pettinato
Advisor: Nancy Curtin
Dissertation Title: Burke and Britons: Edmund Burke and the Contested Emergence of an Imperial British Identity
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M.A., Humanities and Social Thought, concentration in Global Histories, New York University, 2006
A.B., History and English, Georgetown University, 2000

Research Interests:
Johnathan’s research explores the politics and culture of Britain and its empire in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His dissertation investigates the intersection of national identity and empire in eighteenth-century Britain through popular depictions of Edmund Burke as a foreigner in intimate proximity to the center of the British political establishment. Johnathan analyzes how opponents of this prominent politician often caricatured him as an un-British threat to Britain and its empire. Typically, these opponents larded their attacks with stereotypes of the Irish and fears of the Jesuit priest. These negative depictions demonstrate the ways in which Britons fashioned the other against whom they understood themselves, particularly during times of imperial crisis in the American colonies and India.

Awards and Fellowships:
Swann Foundation Fellowship, Library of Congress 2013–2014
Finalist, NEH Summer Institute, "Empires and Interactions" 2013
Grant, Center for Teaching Excellence, Fordham University 08/2012
Alumni Dissertation Fellowship, Fordham University 2012–2013
Collegium Graduate Fellow, Collegium, College of the Holy Cross 2011–2012
Senior Teaching Fellowship, Fordham University 2011–2012
Travel Stipend, Fordham University Spring 2011
Honorarium and Grant-in-aid, Liberty Fund/Institute for Humane Studies Spring 2011
Summer Fellowship, Fordham University 2011
Dissertation Research Support Grant, Fordham University 12/2010 &12/2011
Jesuit Pedagogy Seminar Participant Stipend, Fordham University Spring 2010
Summer Academic Development Grant, Fordham University Summer 2009
Full-Tuition Fellowship, School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University Summer 2009
Teaching Fellowship, Fordham University 2008–2009, 2009–2010
Grant-in-Aid, Folger Shakespeare Library Spring 2008
Graduate Research Assistantship, Fordham University Summer 2007 & Summer 2008
Presidential Scholarship, Fordham University 2006–2007, 2007–2008, 2008–2009, 2009–2010, 2010–2011, 2011–2012, 2012–2013, 2013–2014
Graduate Assistantship, Fordham University 2006–2007, 2007–2008, 2010–2011
Phi Beta Kappa, Inducted at Georgetown University Fall 1999

"Jeers, Jingo and Jesuits: Britishness, Edmund Burke, and Crises of Empire in Eighteenth-Century Britain" [Submitted to Eighteenth-Century Ireland]

"The Sourcebook on Colonial Latin America"
Selected, researched, annotated, and scanned all Jesuitica on this scholarly website; compiled and annotated where necessary, all lists of relevant documents and links.

Conference Presentations:

"Irishness and the British Public: Edmund Burke’s Popular Depictions and the Evolution of Britishness in Eighteenth-Century Britain," The 2013 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies, City University of New York, Lehman College, Bronx, NY, Saturday, 23 March 2013

"What Kind of Empire?: The British Public, the Trial of Warren Hastings, and the Birth of the Modern British Empire," The 2011 Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on British Studies, Sheraton Baltimore City Center, Baltimore, MD, Friday, 28 October 2011

"‘Mere locality does not constitute a body politic:’ Edmund Burke and the Exclusionary Identities of Empire," The 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, 19 March 2011

"Jeers, Jingo, and Jesuits: Britishness, Edmund Burke, and Crises of Empire in Eighteenth-Century Britain," The 56th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, Hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio, Friday, 8 October 2010

"Ignatian Inspirations: The Spiritual Exercises and the Union of Pedagogical Theory and Praxis," Special Public Forum of the Graduate Seminar in Jesuit Pedagogy, O’Hare Special Collections Room, Walsh Library, Fordham University, New York, New York, Monday, 10 May 2010

Courses Taught:
HSRU 1000: The West: Enlightenment to the Present
HSRU 1000: Understanding Historical Change: Modern Europe
HSRU 1075: Understanding Historical Change: Early Modern Europe
ENRU 1102: Composition II
HIST 1000: Understanding Historical Change: Modern Europe (EP1) (Fall 2013)
HIST 1075: Understanding Historical Change: Early Modern Europe (EP1) (Spring 2014)

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