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What's New in the Theology Department

March 30, 2017


Greetings from the Boston College Theology Department! As the new chair, I am delighted to share with you the latest news regarding our department. This past year we welcomed Associate Professor Jeremy Wilkins, a Lonergan scholar. In the coming year we will welcome new Professor of the Practice Elizabeth Antus and Professor Amey Victoria Adkins, a joint appointment with Africa and African diaspora studies, who will teach on race and religion.

Let me share with you some additional highlights from the past year:

  • Through the generosity of a benefactor we are able to sponsor the Duffy Lectures, six lectures offered annually by an internationally recognized scholar on global Christianity. The 2016 Duffy Lectures featured noted Jesuit African theologian Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, S.J.
  • This past summer we conducted our popular Rome course, Sinners and Saints, which integrates classroom work with field trips to the Vatican and other historical sites.

Our undergraduate majors also continue to excel and represent us well. This past year one of our honors students and presidential scholars, Catherine Larrabee '16, presented her honors thesis on migration and theology. Another one of our graduates, Nick Genovese '16, was named a Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J., Writing Fellow with America Media. Our doctoral program continues to produce leading scholars in the field of theology.

We are eager to hear from you, so please keep in touch and let us know how the theological formation that you received from our department has contributed to your own life. We would be happy to discuss ways in which you might provide support for our many programs and activities.


Richard Gaillardetz
Joseph Professor of Catholic Systemic Theology and Chair, Department of Theology