Meet Our Fellows

Margaret Abruzzo

  • University of Alabama
  • Residential Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "Good People and Bad Behavior: Changing Views of Sin, Evil, and Moral Responsibility in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries"

Mark Alfano

  • Delft University of Technology
  • Residential Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “Factitious Virtue”

Karl Ameriks

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2010-2011)
  • "Kant’s Elliptical Path: On the Stages, Limits, and Aftermath of Critical Philosophy"

Clifford Ando

  • University of Chicago
  • Residential Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "Roman Social Imaginaries"

Robert Audi

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "A Theory of Moral Conduct"

Lewis Ayres

  • Durham University
  • Pampusch Scholar, Residential Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "Resting in the Word: The Origins and Future of the Catholic Scriptural Imagination"

Elise Berman

  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Residential Fellow (2012-2013)
  • “Learning How to Know: The Social Control of Goods and Information in the Marshall Islands”

Paolo Bernardini

  • University of Insubria
  • Residential Fellow (2010-2011)
  • “Circa 1773: The Suppression of the Jesuits and the Destiny of Europe”

Francesco Berto

  • University of Amsterdam
  • Residential Fellow (2010-2011)
  • “The Metaphysical Foundations of Logic: The Law of Non-Contradiction As Basic Knowledge”

John Betz

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “From Metaphysics to Christology: The Intellectual Path of Erich Przywara, S.J. (1889-1972)”

Justin Biddle

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Residential Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "Intellectual Property Rights and the Social Control of Information: The Case of Genetically Modified Seeds"

Laura E. Bland

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2015-2016)
  • "Unfriendly Skies: The Comet of 1680 in the Spanish and English Empires"

W. Martin Bloomer

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2010-2011)
  • "The Ecology of Ovid’s Metamorphoses"

Susan D. Blum

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2017-2018)
  • "Wellbeing, Suffering, and Schooling"

Catherine E. Bolten

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “Taking Youth Seriously: Moral Panics and Young Men in Sierra Leone”

Costica Bradatan

  • Texas Tech University
  • Residential Fellow (2012-2013)
  • "Philosophy as an Art of Dying"

Harvey Brown

  • University of Oxford
  • Residential Fellow (2017-2018)
  • "New Problems in the Philosophy of Physics"

Eric J. Bugyis

  • University of Washington Tacoma
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2010-2011)
  • “Beyond Shadows and Ghosts: The Aesthetic Validity of Post- Metaphysical Religion and Post-Secular Politics in Habermas, Derrida, and Kant”

Eric J. Chaisson

  • Harvard University; Smithsonian Institution
  • Director's Fellow (2017-2018)
  • "Giving Back: Cosmology Applications for Human Society"

David Ciepley

  • University of Denver
  • Residential Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “Our Corporate Civilization and Its Neoliberal Crisis”

Evan Claudeanos

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “The Epistemology of Data-Intensive Science: How Big Data Is Changing Scientific Knowledge and Its Acquisition”

Francis X. Clooney, S.J.

  • Harvard Divinity School
  • Residential Fellow (2017-2018)
  • "Two Experiments Leading from (Hindu) Ritual to (Christian) Theology"

Hilary Davidson

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "Searching for the Good Life: How Cultural Narratives Anchor the Aspirations of Emerging Adults"

Vanessa Davies

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Residential Fellow (2012-2013)
  • “Understanding Hetep in Ancient Egypt: The Social Aspects of Offering and Peace”

Thadious M. Davis

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Director's Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "Imagination and the Space of Freedom"

Diego De Brasi

  • University of Marburg
  • Residential Fellow (2015-2016)
  • "The Relation of Body, Mind and Soul in Lactantius’ De opificio Dei, Gregory of Nyssa’s De hominis opificio and Nemesios of Emesa’s De natura hominis"

Annelien de Dijn

  • University of Amsterdam
  • Residential Fellow (2010-2011)
  • “The Conservative Enlightenment: Political Thought Before the Triumph of Democracy”

Michael Desch

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2012-2013)
  • “The Professionalization of Social Science and the Decline of Public Intellectualism: The Case of National Security Studies”

Martin Dimitrov

  • Tulane University
  • Residential Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “Dictatorship and Information: Autocratic Resilience in Communist Europe and China”

Alyssa Dinega Gillespie

  • Bowdoin College
  • Residential Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "Dangerous Verses: Alexander Pushkin and the Ethics of Inspiration"

Melissa Dinsman

  • York College
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2012-2013)
  • Radio at War: Literature, Propaganda, and the Emergence of New Modernist Networks during World War II

Sabine Doering

  • University of Oldenburg
  • Residential Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "Concepts of Blessing in Hölderlin’s Poetic Work"

Xinyu Dong

  • University of Chicago
  • Residential Fellow (2017-2018)
  • "Ernst Lubitsch Goes to China: The Art of Ellipsis in the Age of World Cinema"

Carsten Dutt

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2010-2011)
  • “Truth as a Value of Literature”

Sabrina Ferri

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2012-2013)
  • “Temporal Ruinations: A History of Time in Italy, 1744-1836”

Erwin Feyersinger

  • University of Innsbruck
  • Residential Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “Augmented Reality as Animation Beyond Cinema and Television Screens”

Naomi Fisher

  • Clark University
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "Natural Reason: Rationality as Emerging out of Animal Nature"

Bjarne Sode Funch

  • Roskilde University
  • Residential Fellow (2015-2016)
  • "An Existential-Phenomenological Study of Artistic Creativity"

Brandon Gallaher

  • University of Exeter
  • Residential Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "Primacy, Papacy and the Challenge of Secularism in Modern Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Theology"

Roland Galle

  • Universitat Duisburg Essen
  • Residential Fellow (2010-2011)
  • “Invalidation and Construction of Norms in Moralist Literature”

Margaret Garvey

  • Holy Cross College
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "Returning to Aristotle’s Body: The Montessorian Educational Philosophy and Embodied Arts Practice of Jacques Copeau"

Ilana Gershon

  • Indiana University
  • Residential Fellow (2015-2016)
  • "Getting a Job in the Digital Age"

Carl Gillett

  • Northern Illinois University
  • Residential Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "Human Nature, Cognitive Neuroscience and Expansive Materialism: Exploring a New Approach to the Foundations of Neuroscience"

Eugenia Gorogianni

  • University of Akron
  • Residential Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “Women’s Dress and Socio-Cultural Identity in Late Bronze Age Aegean”

Brad S. Gregory

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Director, 2013-Present (Directors)

Patrick Griffin

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2017-2018)
  • "The Age of Atlantic Revolution(s): An Interpretation"

Kevin G. Grove

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Pampusch Scholar, Residential Fellow (2015-2016)
  • "Memory and the Whole Christ: Augustine and the Psalms"

Ethan John Guagliardo

  • Boğaziçi University
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "The Limelight of the Idols: Poetry and Political Theology in Early Modern England"

Tomáš Halík

  • Charles University
  • Templeton Fellow (2015-2016)
  • Director's Fellow (2017-2018)

Lawrence O. Hall

  • University of South Florida
  • Melchor Visiting Professor of Engineering, Residential Fellow (2015-2016)
  • "Mining ‘Big Data’ for Small and Impactful Nuggets"

David Bentley Hart

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Templeton Fellow (2015-2016)
  • Director's Fellow (2016-2017)

Douglas Hedley

  • University of Cambridge
  • Templeton Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "The Iconic Imagination"

Jessica Hellmann

  • University of Minnesota
  • Residential Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “Adapting to Climate Change: Managing Ecosystems in an Era of Human Culpability”

Mary Hirschfeld

  • Villanova University
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2010-2011)
  • “Virtuous Consumption in a Dynamic Economy: A Thomistic Engagement with Neoclassical Economics”

Vittorio Hösle

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Director, 2008-2013 (Directors)

Luc Jaeger

  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Residential Fellow (2017-2018)
  • "Zoe, Bios, Psyche, and the Quest for True Life"

Slavica Jakelić

  • Valparaiso University
  • Pampusch Scholar, Residential Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “The Practice of Religious and Secular Humanisms”

Katie Jarvis

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “Citizenship as Social Experience: Economics, Gender, and Politics in Revolutionary France”

Robin M. Jensen

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2017-2018)
  • "The Intercessory Image: Christians and the Potency of Material Objects"

Claire Taylor Jones

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2017-2018)
  • "Legislation and Liturgy: The Dominican Observant Reform in Fifteenth-Century Nürnberg"

Maxim Kantor

  • Independent Scholar and Artist
  • Director's Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "Russia: Empire Upside Down"

Catherine Kavanagh

  • University of Limerick
  • Residential Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "Eriugena’s Trinity: A Framework for Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue"

Cleo Kearns

  • New York University
  • Residential Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "The Nature of Sacrifice: Ritual, Mind and Belief"

Scott M. Kenworthy

  • Miami University
  • Residential Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "Patriarch Tikhon (Bellavin), the Russian Orthodox Church, and the Russian Revolution"

Mary M. Keys

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2015-2016)
  • "Pride, Politics, and Philosophy: The City of God and Augustine’s Apologia for Humility"

Mary Ellen Konieczny

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “Service Before Self: Organization, Cultural Conflict, and Religion at the U.S. Air Force Academy”

Philipp Koralus

  • University of Oxford
  • Residential Fellow (2010-2011)
  • “Semantics and Pragmatics in Cognitive Science: The Open Instruction Theory of Attitude Report Sentences, Descriptions and the Necker Cube”

Ian Kuijt

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “New Walls, Good Fences, and Nice Neighbors? Considering the Origins of Privacy”

Henrike Christiane Lange

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Residential Fellow (2017-2018)
  • "Giotto’s Triumph: The Arena Chapel and the First Beginning of the Renaissance"

David Lantigua

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “Idolatry and the Rights of Infidels: The Christian Legal Theory of Religious Toleration in the New World”

Ulrich L. Lehner

  • Marquette University
  • Pampusch Scholar, Residential Fellow (2010-2011)
  • “The Theological Debates of the Catholic Enlightenment in Central Europe”

Vincent Lloyd

  • Villanova University
  • Residential Fellow (2012-2013)
  • "Black Natural Law"

Leslie Lockett

  • Ohio State University
  • Residential Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “The Old English Soliloquies and Anglo-Saxon Constructions of Augustine of Hippo”

Sabine MacCormack

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “Natural Philosophy, History and Theology in the Writings of José de Acosta, S.J. (1540-1600)”

Jacob L. Mackey

  • Queens College, CUNY
  • Residential Fellow (2012-2013)
  • “Rethinking Roman Religion: Action, Practice, and Belief”

Daniel S. Malachuk

  • Western Illinois University
  • Residential Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "A Higher Law: The Political Theory of American Transcendentalism"

Jonathan Marks

  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Templeton Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "How to Think about Human Evolution"

Janice G. Martin

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2017-2018)
  • "Hooves, Harnesses, and Healing: Equine Medicine and Stewardship in Early Modern Castile"

Alexander M. Martin

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “Pastor Rosenstrauch’s Secret: A German Life in Tsarist Russia”

Bernard McGinn

  • University of Chicago Divinity School
  • Residential Fellow (2017-2018)
  • "Mysticism in Catholic Italy, Germany, and France, 1500-1650"

Tom McLeish

  • Durham University
  • Director's Fellow (2017-2018)
  • "The Poetry and Music of Science: A Comparison of Creativity in the Arts and Sciences"

Elisabeth Mégier

  • Independent Scholar
  • Residential Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “What is salvation history? An inquiry into historiographical and exegetical texts of the Latin Church, from the Fathers to the middle of the 12th century”

Adriana Méndez Rodenas

  • University of Iowa
  • Residential Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “From Paradise to Diaspora: Natural History in the Americas”

Koritha Mitchell

  • Ohio State University
  • Residential Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture"

Henrike Moll

  • University of Southern California
  • Templeton Fellow (2015-2016)
  • "Towards a Transformative Account of Human Cognition"

Haruko Momma

  • New York University
  • Residential Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “The Pragmatics of Purgatory in Old English Literature”

Susannah Monta

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "Sacred Echoes: Repetitive Prayer and Reformation-Era Poetics"

Vittorio Montemaggi

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2012-2013)
  • “Truth, Language, Love: The Theology of Dante's Commedia”

Hildegund Müller

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2012-2013)
  • “A Reading of Augustine's Sermons”

Libby Murphy

  • Oberlin College
  • Residential Fellow (2010-2011)
  • “The French Great War Picaresque“

James Nolan

  • Williams College
  • Pampusch Scholar, Residential Fellow (2012-2013)
  • “What They Saw in America”

Mark A. Noll

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "The Bible and American Public Life, 1789-1876"

Atalia Omer

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “The Rhetoric of ‘No-Place’: Symbolic Diasporas and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict As a Trope”

Richard Oosterhoff

  • Cambridge University
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2012-2013)
  • “Making Mathematical Culture: Piety and Print in Renaissance Paris”

Stephen Osadetz

  • Harvard University
  • Residential Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “On Principle: Newton to Coleridge”

Cassandra Painter

  • Vanderbilt University
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “The Life and Afterlife of Anna Katharina Emmerick: Reimagining Catholicism in Modern Germany”

Gladden Pappin

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Pampusch Scholar, Residential Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "The Political Significance of Ecclesiastical Thought"

Gabriel Paquette

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Residential Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “Cycles of Renewal and Collapse: Portugal and Brazil, c. 1780-1845”

Jaime M. Pensado

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2015-2016)
  • "Catholic Youth in Cold War Mexico"

Federico Perelda

  • University of Bergamo
  • Residential Fellow (2012-2013)
  • “The Ontology of Time: Towards a Dynamical Eternalism. Do Things Really Come Into and Out of Existence?”

Finola Prendergast

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2017-2018)
  • "Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Moral Discourse in Contemporary U.S. Literature"

Aleta Quinn

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Residential Fellow (2015-2016)
  • "Hypotheses and Inference in Biological Systematics"

Paul Ramírez

  • Northwestern University
  • Residential Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “Salt of God: A Religious History of Mexico”

Bharat Ranganathan

  • University of Evansville
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "Religious Ethics and Obligations to Others"

Mark Roche

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2012-2013)
  • “Aesthetics of the Ugly”

Laura Rominger Porter

  • Drake University
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “From Sin to Crime: Evangelicals, Politics, and Public Moral Order in the Nineteenth-Century Upper South“

Kaya Şahin

  • Indiana University
  • Residential Fellow (2017-2018)
  • "A Performative Empire: Ottoman Imperial Ceremonies, 1520-1566"

Otto Santa Ana

  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Templeton Fellow (2015-2016)
  • "Toward Consilience in our Accounting of Human Laughter and Humor"

Scott Shackelford

  • Indiana University
  • Residential Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "Governing the Global Commons in the Twenty-First Century"

John Sitter

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “Sustaining Literature: Swift, Pope, and Johnson in Our Climate”

Daniel John Sportiello

  • Louisiana Tech University
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "The Primacy of the Practical in the History of Philosophy"

Donald Stelluto

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Associate Director, 2009-Present (Directors)

Elaine Stratton Hild

  • Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
  • Residential Fellow (2017-2018)
  • "Historical Uses of Palliative Music: Recovering Melodic Material from European Rites for the Sick and Dying"

Robert Sullivan

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Interim Director, 2014-2015 (Directors)

Vasileios Syros

  • Princeton University; Academy of Finland
  • Residential Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “Giovanni Botero and the Beginnings of Comparative Politics in the West”

Mariusz Tabaczek

  • Graduate Theological Union
  • Residential Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “Dispositional Metaphysics: In Search of Ontology for a Scientific Age”

Kimba Allie Tichenor

  • Independent Scholar
  • Residential Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "Gender Politics, European Catholicism, and the Global South: The Transformation of Faith, Culture, and Politics in the Twentieth Century"

Alexis Torrance

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2010-2011)
  • “A Critical Assessment of Patristic Precedents for Contemporary Theologies of the Person”

Andrea L. Turpin

  • Baylor University
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2010-2011)
  • “Gender, Religion, and Moral Vision in the American Academy, 1837-1917”

James C. VanderKam

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "A Commentary on the Book of Jubilees"

Stefan Voigt

  • University of Hamburg
  • Residential Fellow (2012-2013)
  • “Economic Effects of Judicial Systems: Normative Underpinnings and Policy Implications”

Joseph Wawrykow

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Residential Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “Jesus the ‘true human’: Grace and Virtue in the Christology of Thomas Aquinas”