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2016 Award WinnersOur graduate program places a premium on research, professionalization, and one-on-one mentoring.

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Latest News

Kevin Christiano is Recipient of the 2016 Prix-du-Québec Award

Author: Rae Hoffman

Kevin J. Christiano, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame, is the recipient of the 2016 Prix-du-Québec, presented by the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie of the Gouvernement du Québec in association with the American Council for Québec Studies.
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New book born from Notre Dame conference on polarization in the Catholic Church

Author: Olivia Hall

While universality—and unity amid diversity—is a fundamental characteristic of Roman Catholicism, all-too-familiar issues related to gender, sexuality, race, and authority have wrought the church with internal conflict and no clear path to finding middle ground.


A new book co-edited by Mary Ellen Konieczny, Ph.D Read More