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For the Media

The Center’s staff fields media inquiries and reaches out to print and broadcast journalists with the goal of contributing to a better-informed civic discussion of issues that affect public life.

Mark Massa, S.J.

Areas of expertise: American religion; American Catholicism; religion and culture in 19th and 20th century America.


Erik Owens
Interim Director and Associate Professor of the Practice in Theology and International studies

Areas of expertise: Religion and public education; civic education; U.S. church-state questions and issues of religion and politics; ethics and international relations; religion and the death penalty; citizenship.



General contact information:


The Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life
Boston College
24 Quincy Road
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

617-552-1863 (fax)