Peter Cajka and Benjamin Wetzel will join the Cushwa Center for research appointments beginning in July.
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.
We recently sat down with Research Travel Grant recipient Stephen Koeth, C.S.C., about his dissertation research on the postwar suburbanization of American Catholics. Stephen, a Holy Cross priest, is a doctoral candidate in history at Columbia University. His writing has appeared in The Journal of Church and State and U.S. Catholic Historian.
Eladio Bobadilla is a Ph.D. candidate in U.S. history at Duke University. His dissertation is entitled “‘One People Without Borders’: The Chicano Roots of the Immigrants Rights Movement, 1954–1994,” and explores how Mexican Americans, long ambivalent and even opposed to undocumented immigration, came to see themselves and the undocumented as “one people.” He was awarded a 2016 Theodore M. Hesburgh Travel Grant to consult Father Hesburgh’s papers related to his work on the Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy.
John T. McGreevy will deliver a lecture on the Land O'Lakes Statement. A panel of five Catholic university presidents will reflect on the statement's relevance for today.
Ian McBride (University of Oxford) will deliver the 2017 Hibernian Lecture.
Patrick Mason and Linda Przybyszewski will lead off a discussion of Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's A House Full of Females.