Fr. David Fleming, SJ, of the Society of Jesus died in 2011, after a long struggle with cancer. He was a Jesuit for 58 years. A former SLU faculty member, Jesuit Provincial, author, translator, and longtime editor of Review for Religious, Fr. Fleming was an internationally-recognized scholar and spiritual director who traveled and collaborated with colleagues all around the world, promoting the global mission of the university and the Society of Jesus. Fr. Fleming's legacy is one of global scholarship activity, and he was, in the words of one of his fellow Jesuits, "a giant."
The Center for International Studies began exploring the idea of a Visiting Fellowship to bring outstanding international scholars to SLU's campus to promote the university's Jesuit mission and the globalization of our campuses. Whether through the intercession of Fr. Fleming or simply the force of his legacy, significant gifts to the Center for International Studies have enabled us to establishment of the Fr. David Fleming SJ Fund in International Studies to bring Jesuit and other visiting Fellows from around the world to SLU.
Fleming Fellowship Recipient
Dr. Roy Pereira, S.J., Vice Principal for Academics, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Mumbai
Rashmi Lee George, Assistant Professor of English, Department of English, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Mumbai
Laura Kromjak, Hungarian Ph.D. student, the University of Graz, Austria. Her dissertation on the Anglophone narrative of Bosnian genocide trauma brought her, with the support of the Fleming Fund for Visiting Fellows, to the site of the largest Bosnian diaspora community in the world.
Dr. Karena Morton, Conservation Officer - National Museum of Ireland, Country Life, Turlough Park, Co. Mayo.