The Center for Research on Global Catholicism (CRGC) at Saint Louis University supports scholarship at the nexus of Catholicism and culture, providing robust programming that promotes interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and methodological innovation.
In this video, three members of the CRGC leadership team discuss the center, its mission, and why SLU is an ideal place to do this research.
Our mission is to make Saint Louis University an internationally-recognized hub for research on global Catholicism. The Center for Research on Global Catholicism supports scholarship on the ways and means by which Catholicism migrated across time and space to become a global religion, entangled with imperial ambitions, in excess of official intentions, mobilized by material objects, affective relationships, politics, theologies, epidemics and more.
The objectives of the Center for Research on Global Catholicism include:
- Capitalizing on scholarly expertise at SLU and in St. Louis to advance knowledge and understanding of global Catholicism
- Facilitating connections between local archives and research scholars
- Supporting scholars working in the field of global Catholicism by providing resources, community, and opportunities for collaboration
The Center for Research on Global Catholicism is a Big Idea project sponsored by the Research Growth Fund at SLU. The first Big Idea grounded in the Humanities, the CRGC brings together three key components of SLU’s Jesuit history and mission: a legacy of global engagement, a commitment to rigorous academic inquiry and a focus on social justice.
Giving to the CRGC supports our lecture and book symposium series, conferences, seminar fellows program and more.
Center for Research on Global Catholicism Team
Mary Dunn, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Research on Global Catholicism
Associate Professor, Theological Studies
Charles Parker, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of History
Cathleen Fleck, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Art History
Kate Moran, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, American Studies
David Suwalsky, S.J.
Vice President of Mission and Identity
Dean of the College for Arts & Sciences
- Jennifer Nutefall (Dean of Libraries and Museums)
- Heidi Ardizzone (American Studies)
- Jeff Bishop (Philosophy)
- Sam Conedera S.J. (History)
- Ron Crown (Pius Library)
- Emily Dumler-Winckler (Theological Studies)
- Chris Ealham (Humanities, Madrid)
- Jamie Emery (Pius Library)
- Francisco J. García-Serrano Nebras (Humanities, Madrid)
- Claire Gilbert (History)
- Jay Hammond (Theological Studies)
- Kevin Ingram (Humanities, Madrid)
- Alberto de Mingo Kaminouchi (Humanities, Madrid)
- Grant Kaplan (Theological Studies)
- Atria Larson (Theological Studies)
- Nick Lewis (History)
- Petruta Lipan (University Museums)
- Jennifer J. Lowe (Rare Books Room)
- Paul Lynch (English)
- Filippo Marsilli (History)
- Colleen McCluskey (Philosophy)
- David Meconi (Catholic Studies),
- David Miros (Director, Jesuit Archives and Research Center)
- Melanie Mitchell (Humanities, Madrid)
- Fabien Montcher (History)
- Ana Montero (LLC)
- Almudena Olondo (Humanities, Madrid)
- Olga Muñoz (Spanish, Madrid)
- Gregory Pass (Vatican Film Library)
- Jen Popiel (History)
- Scott Ragland (Philosophy)
- Fabiola Martínez Rodríguez (Fine and Performing Arts, Madrid)
- Angela Smart (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)
- Sergio Rosell (Humanities, Madrid)
- Mark Ruff (History)
- Steven Schoenig (History)
- Cynthia Stollhans (Fine and Performing Arts)
- Eleonore Stump (Philosophy)
- Laura Tedesco (Political Science, Madrid)
- Curra Vericat (Fine and Performing Arts, Madrid)
- Taylor West (Humanities, Madrid)