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American Catholic Studies Newsletter
48.2 (Fall 2021)
Deanna Witkowski (University of Pittsburgh) received a Guerin Grant from the Cushwa Center in 2021 for her research on jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams.
In spring 2020, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of several Cushwa Center events, including a planned lecture on what was, at that time, a forthcoming book. While elapsed time and other factors required some alterations to format, after 18 months the center welcomed Professor Elesha Coffman (Baylor University) to campus to join the center's Seminar in American Religion and also to discuss her now-published book,…