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In 2021, the Cushwa Center is providing grants and awards to 18 scholars for a variety of research projects.
Leah Mickens has been named the inaugural recipient of the Cyprian Davis, O.S.B., Prize for her book project, “In the Shadow of Ebenezer: A Black Catholic Parish in the Age of Civil Rights and Vatican II.”
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Rev. Stephen M. Koeth, C.S.C., recently completed his doctorate at Columbia University and joins the Cushwa Center as a postdoctoral fellow for 2020–2021. We caught up to discuss recent work, moving back to Notre Dame, and plans for the coming year.
McShane received a Mother Theodore Guerin Research Travel Grant for her project, “Irish Women Religious, c. 1530–1756: Suppression, Migration and Reintegration.”
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In 2020, the Cushwa Center is providing grants and awards to 20 scholars for a variety of research projects.
Conor Donnan (University of Pennsylvania) received a Hibernian Research Award in 2019 for his dissertation, “An ‘Empire of Liberty?’ Irish Immigrants, Native Americans, and American Imperialism in the Trans-Mississippi West between 1841 and 1924.”
Read updates from our network, including details on a dissertation fellowship and a new essay prize in American Catholic studies.
The Cushwa Center invites applications for a 2020–2021 Postdoctoral Research Associate.
Rose Luminiello (University of Aberdeen) will conduct archival research for the project, “Irish Religious Women in the Anglophone World, 1840–1950.”
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.
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.