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The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage

Research Projects

Current Projects

“There is no word for me”: The Catholic Imagination and the Transcendence of Race in Emily Raboteau’s The Professor’s Daughter
Dr. Badia Ahad, Department of English

Joseph Bonnecamps, S.J. (1707-1790)
Dr. John Cunningham, S.J., Department of Physics

Relationships with God: How Contemporary Catholic Women Religious Nurture their Relationships with God
Dr. Jennifer Fiebig, Department of Psychology

Patriotism, Catholicism, and Military Services: Exploring the Social Ministry
Roles of Catholic Churches for Military Personnel and Their Families
Dr. Caleb Kim, School of Social Work

Justice Delayed: The Study of Four
Churchwomen in El Salvador

Ms. Julia A. Lieblich, School of Communication

Vatican II's Golden Jubilee: Marking 50 years of
Continuity, Controversy, and Conversation
Dr. Michael P. Murphy, Department of Theology

Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project
Dr. Kyle Roberts, Department of History


Past Projects

An English Translation of Luigi Taparelli d’Azeglio’s 'Saggio Teoretico di Diritto Naturale Appoggiato sul Fatto
Dr. Robert John Araujo, S.J., School of Law

Integrating Ignatian Spirituality in Undergraduate Nursing Education
Dr. Lisa Burkhart, School of Nursing (with Dr. Mary Ann McDermott, Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing and Dr. William Schmidt, Institute of Pastoral Studies) 

Religiosity and Body Image in Catholic, Muslim and Amish Women
Dr. Denise Davidson, Department of Psychology

Irish Catholics and the Early Modern Origins of Religious Toleration
Dr. John Donoghue, Department of History

Medical Theory and the Christianization of Sleep in Late Antiquity
Dr. Leslie Dossey, Department of History

Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Appraisal 
Dr. Blake Dutton, Department of Philosophy

Prayer, Marriage, and the Family
Dr. Paul Giblin, Institute of Pastoral Studies

Channels of Sovereignty: Colonial Writing in Native North America
Dr. Jeffrey S. Glover, Department of English

Catholicism, Cities, and Education in Early Twentieth Century America: The Contributions of Frederic Siedenburg, S.J.
Dr. Edward Gumz, School of Social Work

The Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 1919-1943
Dr. Ann M. Harrington, BVM, Department of History

Expanding Horizons of the Sisters of Charity, BVM: 1919-1943
Dr. Ann M. Harrington, BVM, Professor Emerita, Department of History

Evolutionary Biology, Human Sexuality and the Catholic Heritage
Dr. James Calcagno, Dr. Frank Catania, Dr. Pamela Caughie, Dr. Robert DiVito, Dr. Frank Fennell, Dr. Anne Figert, Dr. James Garbarino, Dr. Terry Grande, Dr. Patricia Beattie Jung (coordinator), Dr. Fred Kniss, Dr. John McCarthy, Dr. Paul Mueller, S.J., Dr. Jon Nilson, Dr. David Ozar, Dr. Jennifer Parks, Dr. Susan Ross, Dr. Joan Roughgarden, Dr. Diane Suter, Dr. Aana Vigen (moderator)

Music of the Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos
Dr. Gustavo Leone, Department of Fine and Performing Arts/Music

Reconstructing & Resurrecting of the Music of the Jesuit Missions of South America
Dr. Gustavo Leone, Department of Fine and Performing Arts/Music

What are the Attitudes of Ugandan Catholic High School Administrators Regarding Addressing the Needs of GLBT Students? 
Dr. Michael J. Maher, Jr.,  School of Education

A Brief History of Monasticism
Dr. Dennis Martin, Department of Theology

On Feeling Catholic: The Cultural Form of a Universal Religion
Dr. Hugh Miller, Department of Philosophy

A Question of Habit (A Documentary Film)
Dr. Bren A. O. Murphy, School of Communication

Does Social Work Education 'Prefer' the Poor?

A Content Analysis of Foundation Course Syllabi Within Catholic MSW Programs
Dr. Julia Pryce and Dr. Michael Kelly, School of Social Work

Priest Under Fire: The Life and Times of David Rodriguez
Dr. Peter Sanchez, Department of Political Science

The Meaning and Impact of a Service Immersion: A Pilgrimage of Nursing Students Serving the Sick in Lourdes, France
Dr. P. Ann Solari-Twadell, School of Nursing

The Gift of Peace, Teleplay
Fr. J. Michael Sparough, S.J., Institute of Pastoral Studies, Jesuit Community

Arguing Democracy on Religious Grounds: Lessons from the Catholic Experience
Dr. Gunes Murat Tezcur, Department of Political Science

The Use of Memoir to Preserve the Legacy of American Catholic Women Religious - A Model Program Developed with the Assistance of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVMs)
Dr. Dan Vaillancourt, Department of Philosophy

Faith and the Catholic Church as Protective Factors for Mexican and Central American Migrant Families:
A Transnational Study 

Dr. Maria Vidal de Haymes, The School of Social Work

The Paradoxical State of the Abortion Debate in the U.S. 
Dr. Elfriede Wedam, Department of Sociology

Miracles of Chastisement and Attitudes toward Disability in Medieval England and France
Dr. Edward Wheatley, Department of English


The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage
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