This year, funds will support travel to research sites throughout the Midwestern United States as well as Valence, France; Madrid, Spain; and the Tiwi Islands off the northern coast of Australia.
The Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism brings together scholars from across the humanities and social sciences to interpret the American Catholic experience.
Ben discusses his research and teaching from the past year, the process of writing religious biography, and advice for postdocs. He will join Taylor University in August as assistant professor of history.
Peter Cajka and Maggie Elmore are the Cushwa Center’s postdoctoral research associates for 2018–2019.
Ruan O'Donnell (University of Limerick) will deliver the 2018 Hibernian Lecture.
John Wilsey (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) will discuss writing religious biography, drawing on his current research on the religious life of John Foster Dulles.
Cushwa Center Lecture: "Sex and American Christianity: The Religious Divides that Fractured a Nation"
R. Marie Griffith will deliver the 2018 Cushwa Center Lecture.