Sean Brennan

Professor of History

Dr. Sean Brennan

Sean Brennan is a Professor of History, he joined the History department at the University of Scranton in July 2009. He was born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in 1979. He received his BA in History from Rockhurst University in 2001, his MA in History from Villanova University in 2003, and achieved his doctorate in History from the University of Notre Dame in May 2009. He teaches courses in Modern European History at the department, as well as courses in Modern Russian, German and Austrian History, as well as courses on the Second World War and the Cold War, in addition to the Craft of the Historian. He has also taught at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He is also the Program Director for the National History Day competition in Region 2 - Northeastern Pennsylvania.  He has written four books, the first, The Politics of Religion in Soviet-Occupied Germany: The Case of Berlin-Brandenburg 1945-1949, was published by Lexington Books in November 2011, the second, The Priest Who Put Europe Back Together: The Life of Fabian Flynn, CP was published by The Catholic University of America Press in December 2018.  The third, The KGB and the Vatican: Secrets of Mitrokhin Files was published by The Catholic Education Press in August 2022.  The fourth, Warren Austin, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr, and the Cold War at the United Nations 1947-1960, was published by Lexington Books in December 2022.  He has also published articles and reviews in journals such as US Catholic Historian, Church History, American Catholic Studies, German Studies Review, EuropeNow, and the American Historical Review.  He is engaged to Stephanie Longo, a journalist, historian, and an expert on Italian American history, and lives in South Abington Township, Pennsylvania.