Alumni News

  • Brian Clites (Ph.D. ’15) successfully defended his dissertation, “Breaking of Silence: The Catholic Sexual Abuse Survivor Movement in Chicago”.faculty
  • Vanessa Crosby (Ph.D. ’15) successfully defended her dissertation, “Death od Merchant: Trade and Commemoration in Late Medieval England, 1350 -1520”.
  • Kate Dugan (Ph.D. ’15) successfully defended her dissertation “Catholicism Remixed: Catholic Prayer and the Making of Millennial Catholic Subjectivity”.
  • Joshua Feigelson (Ph.D. ’15) successfully defended his dissertation “Relationship, Power, and Holy Secularity: Rabbi Yitz Greenberg and American Jewish Life, 1966-1983”.
  • Alyssa Henning (Ph.D. ’15) successfully defended her dissertation “Experiments in Judaism: Jewish Sources, Ethics, and Research with Human Subjects”.
  • Joseph Moser (Ph.D. ’15) successfully defended his dissertation “Impossible Forgiveness: Levinas and Rwanda in Dialogue”.
  • Stephanie Wolfe (Ph.D. ’15) successfully defended his dissertation “Urban Renewal: The Evangelical Encounter with Race, Poverty and Inequality in Chicago, 1968-Present”.
  • Amanda Downs ('03) has returned from three years of teaching in Japan with the JET program.
  • Paul D. Rotolo ('01) earned a Masters in Science and is enrolled in medical school at Chicago Medical School.
  • Ananda Abeysekara (Ph.D. '99) is associate professor of religion at Virginia Tech. Institute. She is an author of Colors of the Robe: Religion, Identity, and Difference. The latest book Ananda Abeysekara has published is titled, The Politics of Postsecular Religion: Mourning Secular Futures (New York: Columbia University Press, 2008). It was selected by CHOICE as An Outstanding Academic Title, in 2009.
  • Rachelle Jacobs (Ph.D. '02) is assistant professor of religion, University of Tennessee.
  • Nathan Berken ('02) is a student at the New England Conservatory of Music. His email is
  • Noelle Page ('01) has been accepted into the doctoral program at Princeton Seminary.

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