Cajka discusses his research and teaching from the past two year, his book project, and the year ahead, when he’ll join Notre Dame’s Department of American Studies as visiting assistant professor.
In 2019, the Cushwa Center is providing grants and awards to 19 scholars for a variety of research projects.
Guasco received a 2018 Hesburgh Research Travel Grant to study Father Hesburgh’s leadership in the early years of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute.
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.
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.
The Cushwa Center is accepting applications for a 2018–2019 postdoctoral fellowship.
Proposals are due June 1, 2018, for this 2019 conference exploring intersections between global history and the history of the Roman Catholic Church.
Funds will support travel to the University of Notre Dame Archives as well as research sites in Baltimore, New Orleans, Dublin, and Rome.
The Program Committee for the 11th Triennial Conference on the History of Women Religious welcomes paper proposals (deadline: June 1, 2018).
The Cushwa Center has launched the Mother Theodore Guerin Research Grant Program.
Ciciliot is at Notre Dame researching the North American origins and global influence of the Catholic charismatic movement.
Billy Korinko (University of Kentucky) received travel grant funds supporting dissertation research on discourse related to race, gender, and sexuality in mid-twentieth-century American Catholic media.
In September, the Cushwa Center sponsored a lecture and discussion commemorating a landmark document for Catholic university life.
Catherine Osborne explores the history and significance of a survey of more than 130,000 women religious conducted in 1967. The survey dataset has recently been made available open access through Notre Dame.
Dugan received a 2017 Research Travel Grant to study young missionaries and their impact on Catholicism in America.
McEvoy received travel grant funds to study Father Hesburgh’s work on immigration and refugee issues.
Huey received a 2017 Research Travel Grant to study the devotional practices of German American Catholic women.
González, a doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received a 2017 Research Travel Grant from the Cushwa Center.
Benjamin Wetzel reviews John B. Boles’ Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty (Basic, 2017).
Patrick J. Hayes revisits June’s three-day conference, North Atlantic Catholic Communities in Rome, 1622–1939.
Ridgely received a 2017 Research Travel Grant for her project on the generational effects of desegregation in the Diocese of Raleigh.
Chamberlain received a 2016 Research Travel Grant to study American Catholics’ interest in contemporary “religious icons” the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu, and Elie Wiesel.
Davis received funding for research for her book in progress, American Converts: Religion and Identity Since World War II. She recently visited the Notre Dame Archives to consult materials on Clare Boothe Luce, Dorothy Day, and Thomas Merton.
Peter Cajka and Benjamin Wetzel will join the Cushwa Center for research appointments beginning in July.
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.
The Cushwa Center is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual grants and awards. Across the center's four programs, a record 25 scholars have accepted funding offers for a variety of research projects. Funds will support travel to Notre Dame's University Archives as well as to research sites in Charlotte, Philadelphia, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Rome, Italy.
On February 10, the Cushwa Center and Play Like a Champion Today welcomed historian Timothy Neary to Notre Dame for a lecture on Bishop Bernard Sheil’s founding of the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). After his presentation, a panel explored Bishop Sheil’s relevance for the mission of Catholic sports programs today. More than 30 youth sports leaders from 20 cities traveled to South Bend to participate.