Gustavo Morello, S.J.
Religion, Global and Transnational sociology (Latin America), Political Sociology.
I took grades in Philosophy, Universidad del Salvador 1991; Theology, Universidad del Salvador 2007; Master in Social Science, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba 2001; Ph.D. in Social Sciences, Universidad de Buenos Aires 2011.
I work on the relations between Catholics and politics in Argentina and Latin America’s recent history. How did Catholics deal with Latin America’s injustice? Why did some of them join revolutionary armies? Why did others help dictatorships to crush their fellow Catholics? To some extent, part of the answer to these questions rely on the idea of the secular, that is in the relation between religion and the public sphere. What does it mean secularization in Latin America? Is secularization the same all over the world?
2012. ‘Catholicism(s), State Terrorism and Secularization in Argentina’ en Bulletin of Latin American Research Review. Vol. 31, n.3, pp. 366-380. Liverpool (UK). Wiley Online Library.
2010. ‘Charles Taylor’s modernity in a Latin American Catholicism’ en Politics and the Religious Imagination, Editores: John Dyck, Paul Rowe, and Jens Zimmermann, Routledge, Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics, London and New York, p. 143-159. ISBN 978-0-415-77998-2. Read the Abstract.
2007. ‘Charles Taylor’s “Imaginary” and “Best Account” in Latin America’ in Philosophy and Social Criticism, Sage Publications. (Los Angeles - London) 33: 617-639, ISSN 0191-4537.
Professional honors and Awards
Visiting Scholar - Department of Political Science, University of Michigan, 2009 - 2010.
Grant from Irmgard Coninx Foundation for the Tenth Berlin Roundtables on Urban Governance. “Urban Governance: Innovation, Insecurity and the Power of Religion”, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), Humboldt University, Berlin, March 2009.
Grant for the Symposium “Politics and the Religious Imagination”. Faith Forward Series: Exploring Religion, Culture and Conflict Symposium. Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 2008.