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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.


The spring 2017 issue of the American Catholic Studies Newsletter is now available! Download the PDF here



Center News

Five questions with Eladio Bobadilla on immigration and Catholic history


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.

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Upcoming Events

Lecture and Panel: "Land O'Lakes and Its Legacy"


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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.

Seminar in American Religion


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Patrick Mason and Linda Przybyszewski will lead off a discussion of Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's A House Full of Females

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