Faculty Stories

The lasting impact of Martin Luther and the Reformation

Brandi Klingerman

“The Reformation gave rise to constructive forms of several different Christian traditions, such as Lutheranism and Calvinism,” said Gregory. “But this also meant that people of differing faiths had to work out how they could coexist when religion had always been the key influence on politics, family and education," said Brad S. Gregory, the Dorothy G. Griffin Professor of Early Modern...

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Six faculty members awarded inaugural Greater China Collaboration Grants

Joya Helmuth

Notre Dame International is building, sustaining, and encouraging academic and research collaboration with leading universities in the Greater China region, including mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. This grant program is part of the University’s broader international strategy to engage Greater China by building upon existing academic partnerships and strengthening opportunities for research, scholarship, and graduate student training.    ...

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Irish studies and English professor Barry McCrea awarded Princeton Humanities Council fellowship

Carrie Gates

One of the things that drives novelists, McCrea said, is the desire to narrate their own generation. He sees his generation — in Europe and in the U.S. — as “a kind of forgotten middle child,” squeezed between the baby boomers and the millennials. “I wanted to tell the story of my generation, connected to the traditional, often rural life of our parents...

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Remembering our darker past

Robert E. Norton

After last month’s violence in Charlottesville and its disturbing political repercussions, towns across the nation are pulling down their Confederate statues and monuments, while debate over their meaning and place in American culture continues. Removing these statues is an understandable approach. But is it the right one?

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Historian Patrick Griffin appointed director of Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies

Renée LaReau

Griffin, who joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2008, explores the intersection of colonial American and early modern Irish and British history, focusing on Atlantic-wide themes and dynamics. He also examines the ways in which Ireland, Britain and America were linked during the 17th and 18th centuries. He has studied revolution and rebellion, movement and migration, and colonization and violence...

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LEO receives NIH grant to further acclaimed research on homelessness prevention

Josh Weinhold

The funding will support LEO’s efforts to measure the impact of emergency financial assistance on those at risk of homelessness. By studying the aid provided by homelessness prevention call centers, which process more than 15 million calls each year, LEO’s research will allow policymakers to make more informed choices in directing limited resources to the most effective programs. 

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Romance Languages and Literatures chair strives to bring literary and cultural context to American understanding of Cuba

Carrie Gates

Thomas Anderson, a professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, has written two books on Cuban literature and culture and has published an edited volume of a leading Cuban author’s letters. Currently, he is working on a book that focuses on images of the U.S. civil rights movement in Cuban poetry.

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Historian of modern European Catholicism joins Arts and Letters faculty

Tom Coyne

An intellectual and cultural historian of modern Europe, Sarah Shortall joins the Department of History this fall as an assistant professor. She recently finished a junior research fellowship at Oxford University, is working on a book tentatively titled Soldiers of God in a Secular World: The Politics of Catholic Theology in Twentieth-Century France. The book examines the impact of Catholic theology...

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