Faculty Stories

Ernest Morrell appointed director of new Center for Literacy Education in joint Arts and Letters hire

Theo Helm

Ernest Morrell — expert in critical educational theory, social movement theory, English education and African diaspora popular culture — has been appointed Coyle Professor in Literacy Education and inaugural director of the Center for Literacy Education in the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives.

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Inked with signs of faith

Robert O. Smith

My experience of Holy Week in Jerusalem this year was marked by deep tragedy and profound compassion, tied together by . . . tattoos. The tattoo design was Coptic; it’s from Razzouk Tattoo, a family that has been inking Christian pilgrim tattoos in Jerusalem for close to 700 years.

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Faculty fellow, Jennifer Jones on understanding race relations

Todd Boruff

Jennifer Jones is an assistant professor of sociology and a faculty fellow at the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her research uses qualitative methods to explore increasing migration, the growing multiracial population, and shifting social relations between and within racial groups. In this video, she discusses her work on how race relations are changing and what race...

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Majority of persecuted Christian communities build resilience through adaptive strategies, study finds

Amanda Skofstad

Under Caesar’s Sword is the first systematic and global investigation into how Christian communities respond to severe violations of religious freedom. The collaborative, three-year research endeavor involves a team of 17 scholars and partnerships with Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, the Religious Freedom Institute and Georgetown University’s Religious Freedom Research Project. 

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Notre Dame International announces Luksburg Foundation Grant for faculty collaborations in Chile

Joya Helmuth

The Luksburg Foundation will contribute $100,000 a year for each of the next five years to support an exchange program through which faculty, Ph.D. students, and representatives from Notre Dame can travel to Chile to work, study, and collaborate with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). The priority will be on promoting faculty exchange and collaborative research work between...

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