Massimo Faggioli, PhD

Professor of Theology and Religious Studies | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Massimo Faggioli, PhD, is an expert on the history and administrative inner workings of the Catholic Church and of the papacy.

Pope Francis Religion Catholicism and World/European Politics Historical Theology and Ecclesiology American Catholicism

Timothy Matovina

Chair, Department of Theology · University of Notre Dame

Timothy Matovina works in the area of theology and culture, with specialization in U.S. Catholic and U.S. Latino theology and religion.

Catholic Church Latino Theology Catholic History in the American Southwest Mexico's Guadalupe Tradition

José I. Badenes, S.J., Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures - Spanish · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Gender and Sexuality Theology and literature Hispanic modernismo Federico Garcia Lorca Comparative Literature

Jacqueline Murray

3M National Teaching Fellow / Professor of History · University of Guelph

Expert in the history of contemporary sex and gender. An award winning professor and expert on how to improve teaching and student success.

Medieval and Early Modern History Women and Gender Studies Pedagogy in Higher Education Student Learning Outcomes

Christopher Kaczor

Professor of Philosophy and Director, Ethics Program · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Bioethics Ethics Positive Psychology & Spirituality Catholic Church

Kathleen Grimes, PhD

Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Kathleen Grimes, PhD, is an expert on Christian ethics and their bearing on racism, white supremacy, sex, gender, and the environment.

Theology Religion Environmental Ethics Sexual Ethics Racism, White Supremacy and the Catholic Church

Jacek Lubecki

Associate Professor, Political Science and International Studies · Georgia Southern University

Jacek Lubecki is an expert in Polish and European military history.

Global Political Economy Counter-Insurgency Middle East Polish Politics and History East-Central Europe

Colin Rafferty

Associate Professor · University of Mary Washington

His research has taken him to the mountains of central Vietnam, the concentration camps of WWII, and the house of Rutherford B. Hayes.

History Rutherford B. Hayes Creative Writing World War 2 Monuments and Memorials

Nicole Bouvier-Brown

Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Climate Literacy Environmental Justice Biogenic VOCs Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Atmospheric Chemistry

Francis Beckwith, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies, Associate Director of Graduate Studies · Baylor University

Dr. Beckwith is a nationally recognized author and speaker in the areas of philosophy, ethics & church-state issues

Faith Law Church and State Issues Philosophical and Theological Ethics Ethics & Values

Margarita R. Ochoa

Associate Professor of History · Loyola Marymount University

Department of History, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Social Justice and Equal Rights Latin America Race and Ethnicity Women and Gender Indigenous/Ethnohistory

Allyson Poska

Professor, History and American Studies · University of Mary Washington

Professor of History and Program Chair of Women’s and Gender Studies

Spanish History Latin American History Colonialism International Studies Transatlantic Migration

Michael Moreland, JD, PhD

University Professor of Law and Religion; Director, Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy | Charles Widger School of Law · Villanova University

Michael Moreland, JD, PhD, is an expert in the areas of law and religion, free speech, constitutional law and bioethics.

Supreme Court Nomination Process Supreme Court Law and Religion Constitutional Law First Amendment

Renee Alexander Craft, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Communication, and the Curriculum in Global Studies, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC at Chapel Hill

Analyzes use of black diaspora performance to build community, argue for rights of citizenship & map differential blackness in the Americas.

Digital Humanities Black Diaspora Performance Carnival traditions in Panama Black Speculative Fiction Critical Ethnography

Julie Byrne

Professor of Religion · Hofstra University

The Monsignor Thomas J. Hartman Chair in Catholic Studies at Hofstra University

Religion and Popular Culture Religion and Sports Pope Francis Independent Catholics Roman Catholics

Dr Islam Issa

Reader in Literature and History · Birmingham City University

His work has focused primarily on the modern-day reception of Renaissance and Early Modern English literature in global contexts.

Middle East Cultural History Literature Milton Shakespeare Cultural History

Charles Keith

Assistant Professor of History · Michigan State University

Charles Keith is an expert on Southeast Asia and the cultural, political and religious aspects of historical and modern Vietnam.

Southeast Asia Vietnam

Luis Ricardo Fraga

Director, Institute for Latino Studies; Acting Chair, Department of Political Science · University of Notre Dame

Luis Ricardo Fraga specializes in race, education, ethnicity, and Latino politics, as well as immigration, urban and voting rights policy.

Latino Politics Politics of Race Politics of Ethnicity Urban Politics Educational Policy

Louis A. Pérez, Ph.D.

J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History. Director, Institute for the Study of the Americas, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Pérez’s principal research interests center on the 19th and 20th century Caribbean, with a research emphasis on Cuba.

Cuba Cuban Revolution Caribbean Studies Latin American Culture

Daniel Smith-Christopher

Professor of Theological Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Old Testament Studies Old Testament Theology Religion and Peace Nonviolence Cross-Cultural Interpretation of the Bible and Indigenous Christianity Postcolonial Interpretation of Bible