Faculty Stories

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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Professor discusses Irish migration

Tom Naatz, The Observer

In a lecture titled “Globalizing Ireland: Emigration and Immigration, 1980-2020,” sponsored by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, Mary P. Corcoran of Maynooth University discussed migration patterns in and out of Ireland over the last 40 years. Corcoran began by talking about a Latvian foreman whom she met shortly after the European Union had undergone its first major enlargement into Eastern...

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