Charles R. Gallagher, S.J., came to Boston College from the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations in 2010, where he was a visiting fellow, teaching undergraduate and doctoral courses on religion and international relations. From 2004 to 2006, he taught in the History Department at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 2008, he published Vatican Secret Diplomacy: Joseph P. Hurley and Pope Pius XII (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008), which won the John Gilmary Shea Prize from the American Catholic historical Association. His interests include American Catholicism, papal diplomacy, international relations, the Holocaust, and intelligence history. Professor Gallagher is currently writing a book examining the role of US counterintelligence and the American Catholic Church prior to and during World War II. In 2012, he edited, along with Alberto Melloni (Bologna) and David Kertzer (Brown), a volume of essays entitled Pius XI in America: Proceedings from the Conference at Brown University (Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2012). In 2017, he was the William J. Lowenberg Memorial Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocuast Memorial Museum, Washington, DC.
Nazis of Copley Square: The Forgotten History of the Christian Front, 1939-1945, Harvard University Press, 2021.
“Adopting the Swastika: George E. Deatherage and the American Nationalist Confederation, 1937-1942,” in Christianity, Antisemitism, and Ethnonationalism in the Era of the Two World Wars ed. Kevin Spicer and Rebecca Carter-Chand (Montreal, Quebec: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021), forthcoming.
“An Inconvenient Pope: The Press, President Eisenhower, and the Clemency Requests of Pope Pius XII for Julius and Ethel Rosenberg,” in Power and Mobilization: The Political Rise of the Papacy Since the End of the 19th Century ed. Stefan Heid and Mariano Barbato (trans. Mariano Barbato and Robert Daly, S.J.) as Ein unbequemer Papst. Die Presse, Präsident Eisenhower und das Gnadengesuch Pius’ XII. für Julius und Ethel Rosenberg (Freiburg Im Breisgau: Verlag Herder, 2020): https://media.herder.de/leseprobe/978-3-451-38573-5/html5.html
"Decentering American Jesuit Anti-Communism: John LaFarge's United Front Strategy, 1934-1939," forthcoming in The Journal of Jesuit Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2018.
“Anti-Semitism and Catholic Aesthetics: Jacques Maritain’s Role in the Religious Conversion of Emmanuel H. Chapman,” in U.S. Catholic Historian Vol. 32, No. 2, 2014.
"The Roman Catholic Church and Modern Terrorism: Ideology, Human Rights, and the Hermeneutic of Discontinuity," in Socialist History Vol. 43, No. 3, 2013.
"Correct and Christian: American Jesuit Support of Father Charles E. Coughlin’s Anti-Semitism, 1935–38," peer-reviewed book chapter in The Tragic Couple: Encounters Between Jews and Jesuits Edited by James Bernauer and Robert A. Maryks (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013).
Co-Editor, Pius XI and America: Proceedings of the Brown University Conference(Christianity & History Series), (Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2012).
Vatican Secret Diplomacy: Joseph P. Hurley & Pope Pius XII (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008)
"The Perils of Perception: British Catholics & Papal Neutrality, 1914-1923," in: ThePapacy Since 1500: From Italian Prince to Universal Pastor, ed. Thomas W. Worcester & James Corkery. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010)