Stephen Andes, an assistant professor of history at Louisiana State University and author of The Vatican and Catholic Activism in Mexico and Chile: The Politics of Transnational Catholicism, 1920–1940, received a Cushwa Center research travel grant to utilize Notre Dame’s University Archives in early October 2016. He supplemented his previous international research with unique insights into Mexican Catholic Action and U.S. perspectives to advance his work on a project titled “Catholic Vagabond: The Transnational Life and Times of Sofia del Valle.” His visit to Notre Dame enriched his biography of Sofia del Valle, whose life illuminates the early phases of Latin American Catholic women’s activism. Andes explores in her story various aspects of gender, race, lay Catholicism, Church history, and broader historical trends from a transnational perspective.…
The Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism brings together scholars from history, theology, women’s studies, sociology, religious studies, American studies, and English to interpret the American Catholic experience.
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African American Catholics are the focus of Black Catholic History Month, celebrated every November. This year’s focus has been extended and energized at Notre Dame as the University prepares major new resources for ongoing studies of religious experiences and social contexts highlighted during this month.…
The Cushwa Center invites interested scholars to submit proposals for papers dealing with any aspect of the presence in the Eternal City of individuals as well as communities originating from present-day England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, English- and French-speaking Canada, and the United States.
Timothy Neary, associate professor of history and coordinator of the American Studies program at Salve Regina University, will lead off a discussion of youth sports and faith in the context of Catholic schools and urban communities.
Neary’s recently published book, Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports, and Catholic Youth in Chicago, 1914…
Colleagues, friends, and former doctoral students gather to celebrate the career of Thomas Kselman, professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.
Enduring Trends and New Directions: A Conference on the History of American Christianity in Honor of Mark Noll
This three-day conference honors the career of Mark Noll by reflecting on his work in the history of American Christianity while also looking forward to new directions in the field. Panels and round table discussions will feature scholars such as George Marsden, Catherine Brekus, Tommy Kidd, and Darren Dochuk.