People

Executive Director, Faculty, and Staff

  • Mahan Mirza

    Executive Director

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  • Alexander Hsu

    Adjunct Assistant Teaching Professor

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  • Erica Loding

    Office Coordinator

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  • Charles Powell

    Adjunct Assistant Teaching Professor

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  • Josh Stowe

    Senior Content Specialist

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Faculty Fellows Committee

  • Emmanuel Katongole

    Professor of Theology and Peace Studies

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  • Timothy Matovina

    Professor of the History of Christianity

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  • Mun’im Sirry

    Assistant Professor of World Religions and the World Church

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  • Kathleen Sprows Cummings

    Director, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism

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  • Thomas Tweed

    Harold and Martha Welch Professor of American Studies and Professor of History

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Faculty Fellows

  • Kraig Beyerlein

    Associate Professor of Sociology; Director, Center for the Study of Religion and Society

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  • Liang Cai

    Associate Professor of History

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  • Peter Cajka

    Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of American Studies

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  • Robert Dowd

    Associate Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs

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  • Daniel Groody

    Associate Professor of Theology and Global Affairs; Vice President and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs

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  • Perin Gurel

    Associate Professor of American Studies

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  • Karrie Koesel

    Associate Professor of Political Science

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  • Paul Kollman

    Associate Professor of Theology

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  • Paulinus Odozor

    Professor of Christian Ethics and the Theology of the World Church; Professor of Africana Studies

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  • Margaret Pfeil

    Associate Teaching Professor of Theology

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  • Daniel Philpott

    Professor of International Relations and Political Theory

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  • Gerard Powers

    Director of Catholic Peacebuilding Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

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  • Gabriel Reynolds

    Jerome J. Crowley and Rosaleen G. Crowley Professor of Theology

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  • Maura Ryan

    John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Theology

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  • Clemens Sedmak

    Professor of Social Ethics; Director, Nanovic Institute for European Studies

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  • Sarah Shortall

    Assistant Professor of History

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  • Christian Smith

    William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology

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  • Susan St. Ville

    Director, International Peace Studies, Master of Global Affairs; Associate Teaching Professor

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Affiliated Faculty

Advisory Board Members

Nasr Book Prize Steering Committee

  • Carolyn T. Brown

    Board Chair, Fetzer Institute

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  • Clair Brown

    Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley

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  • Anantanand Rambachan

    Professor of Religion, Philosophy, and Asian Studies, St. Olaf College; Co-President, Religions for Peace

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Master of Global Affairs Fellowship Recipients

  • Elizabeth Boyle

    Master of Global Affairs ’22

    Elizabeth Boyle graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2020, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science and international peace studies. As a student she studied and worked on interreligious peacebuilding, served as student body president, fought for the rights of sexual assault survivors with the nonprofit organization Know Your IX, and was the recipient of the Yarrow Award in Peace Studies.

    Elizabeth’s religious peacebuilding and civil rights work has led to internships at Religions for Peace, the US Commission on Civil Rights, USAID, and the US Department of State. She has traveled to Nepal, Qatar, and Oman, engaging in scriptural reasoning and interreligious dialogue through the Kroc Institute’s Madrasa Discourses research initiative and other Notre Dame opportunities. She is the recipient of an Ansari Institute Fellowship.

  • Muhammad Shahzad Hussain

    Master of Global Affairs ’23

    Muhammad Shahzad Hussain, a madrasa graduate, has research expertise in blasphemy law and sectarian violence in Pakistan. He and his collaborators’ work was published by Engage, a nonprofit organization, and is titled The Untold Truth of Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law

    For his MPhil degree research, Muhammad focused on an eleventh-century Muslim scholar’s views on takfīr (excommunication) and its modern application by ISIS and other extremist groups. Muhammad is a graduate of the Notre Dame-based Madrasa Discourses project. Before coming to the Keough School, he worked as a secondary school teacher for Idraak, an online institute he co-founded with the goal to reduce sectarianism through education. As a master of global affairs student, Muhammad is the recipient of an Ansari Institute Fellowship.