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Christopher Griffin

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Christopher is from County Galway in the West of Ireland. He studied literature at Trinity College, University College in Dublin, and the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. He has published many articles and theatre reviews. For 28 years Christopher taught humanities mostly to working adults at Strayer University in Washington, DC.  For eight years he was a lecturer in English at The George Washington University, where he taught Irish poetry, drama, and fiction.  For 25 years at Politics and Prose bookstore in DC, he has led numerous classes on various interests, including Irish literature, Shakespeare, literary Washington, and film. He was a Smithsonian Journeys Expert on over a dozen Smithsonian Journeys and has lectured at Smithsonian Associates.

What Our Travelers Say

Christopher [Griffin] added so much to this trip. He is passionate about his work and Ireland. He was a joy to meet and listen to and learn from. 

- Previous Smithsonian Journeys Traveler

Christopher’s lectures were both enlightening and entertaining. We met his Irish family. He was generous with his time, articulate, thoughtful, relaxed, and knowledgeable.

- Previous Smithsonian Journeys Traveler

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