Research Fellows Colloquy

The Research Fellows colloquy comprised a group of national scholars focused on exploring the idea of the common good and advancing our understanding of and responses to specific issues connected to our shared wellbeing. This interdisciplinary group included the following members:

  • Jennifer Beste, Professor of Theology, Koch Chair for Catholic Thought and Culture, College of St. Benedict + St. John's
  • Tricia Bruce, Affiliate, Center for the Study of Religion and Society, University of Notre Dame
  • Jeremy V. Cruz, Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, St. John's University
  • Teresa Delgado, Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics, Iona College
  • Kristin E. Heyer, Professor of Theology, Boston College
  • Linh N. Hoang O.F.M., Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Siena College
  • Bryan Massingale, Professor of Theological and Social Ethics, Fordham University
  • Michael P. Moreland, Professor of Law and Religion, Villanova University
  • Shannen Dee Williams, Assistant Professor of History, Villanova University

The group first met in November 2017 at the American Academy of Religion in Boston, and then gathered at Duquesne University in the spring of 2018 to share work in progress and common readings. Members were also invited to Auburn Theological Seminary for a workshop on developing and sharing share faith-based messages more effectively on a variety of platforms. The final meeting of the cohort in 2019 was dedicated to sharing strategies for increasing civic engagement and producing scholarship--for the academy and the public arena--related to the common good from diverse religious, moral and cultural perspectives.