Meet Our Fellows

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"