Cushwa Center announces grant recipients for 2014

Author: Heather Gary

The Cushwa Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the center's annual grants.

Research Travel Grants

These awards assist scholars who wish to use the University of Notre Dame’s library and archival collection in Catholic Americana.

Jeffrey Appelhans
Graduate Student, University of Delaware
“Catholic Persuasion: Power and Prestige in Early American Civil Life”

Rebecca Berru-Davis
Visiting Assistant Professor, Rocky Mountain College
“Women Artists of the Early 20th Century Liturgical Movement in the United States: Sacred Art in Transition (1932-1962)”

Gianni Borgo
Graduate Student, Catholic University of Milan
“Rev. Luigi Sturzo’s Exile in U.S.A. (1940-1946) and the Idea of Christian Democracy”

Erick Hedrick-Moser
Graduate Student, St. Louis University
“Political and Mystical Intersections in the Letters from Jacques Maritain to Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange and Thomas Merton

Robert Hurteau
Director, Center for Religion and Spirituality, Loyola Marymount University
“The Road to Medellín and Puebla Began at Vatican II: A Profile of Archbishop Marcos McGrath”

Thomas Jackson
Associate Professor, University of North Carolina Greensboro (on leave 2013-14, writing fellow, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities)
“Magnificent Militancy: The African-American Revolution of 1963 and the Politics of Coalition”

Suzanne Krebsbach
Graduate Student, University of South Carolina
“Black Catholics in Charleston: Identity & Community”

John Osman
Graduate Student, The Catholic University of America
“A Manual of Prayers for the Use of the Catholic Laity:” A neglected Catechetical Text of the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore

Kurt Piehler
Associate Professor, Florida State University
“Religious History of the American GI in World War II”

Molly Pyle
Independent Scholar
"A History of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious"

Juri Rebkowetz
Graduate Student, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany
“Germans and Scandinavian Immigrants to Minnesota and Wisconsin during the Second Half of the 19th Century: Contacts, Conflicts and Cooperation”

Kristen Shedd
Visiting Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University
“The Decline of Moral and Political Authority in Cold War America”

Jessica Whitish
Graduate Student, University of Louisville
“Catholic Sisters in the Second Wave: Sister Lucy Freibert and Women Religious at the Intersection of Faith and Feminism”

Hibernian Research Awards

Funded by an endowment from the Ancient Order of Hibernians, these annual awards provide travel funds to support the scholarly study of the Irish in America.

Thomas Carney
Associate Professor, University of Baltimore
"A Long Journey Home: From Connacht to the Mahoning Valley"

Robert Schmuhl
Department Chair/Endowed Professor, University of Notre Dame
"The 'Exiled Children' and Easter 1916: America and Irish Independence"

Peter R. D’Agostino Research Travel Grant

Designed to facilitate the study of the American past from an international perspective, this competitive, annual award supports research in Roman archives for a significant publication project on U.S. Catholic history.

In lieu of a single annual award, this year the D'Agostino Resarch Fund has provided scholarships to participants of the 2014 Rome Seminar.