Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

James T. Fisher


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Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. - Rutgers University
B.A. - Rutgers College

Research Interests

Cultural History of Religion and Ethnicity in the United States; Cultures of Cognitive Difference/Disability

The Columbia History of Roman Catholicism in America (Columbia University Press), under contract.
The Catholic Studies Reader, co-edited with Margaret McGuinness (Fordham University Press, 2011).

   *History First Prize, Catholic Press Association Book Awards 2012
On the Irish Waterfront: The Crusader, the Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York (Cornell Univerity Press, 2009).

Communion of Immigrants: A History of Catholics in America (Oxford University Press, 2002; revised edition 2008)
Dr. America: The Lives of Thomas A. Dooley, 1927-1961 (The University of Massachusetts Press, 1997; paperback edition 1998).
The Catholic Counterculture in America, 1933-1962 (University of North Carolina Press, 1989). A Choice Outstanding Academic Book, 1990-91.
Recently Published Essays and Book Chapters
“The (Longed For) Varieties of Catholic Studies,” in William C. Graham, ed., Here Comes Everybody: Catholic Studies in American Higher Education (University Press of America, 2009).

“On the Catholic Waterfront: Struggling for Power, Opportunity, and Justice,” in Terry Golway, ed. Catholics in New York: Society, Culture and Politics 1808-1946 (Fordham University Press, 2008), 162-73.
“No Search No Subject?  Autism and the American Conversion Narrative,” in Mark Osteen, ed., Autism and Representation (Routledge, 2008), 51-64.
“The (Longed For) Varieties of Catholic Studies,” in Listening: Journal of Religion and Culture 42 (Winter 2007), 54-67. 

“Christopher Kauffman, the U.S. Catholic Historian, and the Future of American Catholic History,” in U.S. Catholic Historian 24 (Spring 2006), 19-26.
“Catholics in the Middle Atlantic,” in Randall Balmer and Mark Silk, eds., Religion and Public Life in the Mid-Atlantic Region: The Fount of Diversity (AltaMira Press, 2006), 71-94.
“Catholicism as American Popular Culture,” in Margaret O’Brien Steinfels, ed., American Catholics, American Culture: Tradition and Resistance (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2004), 101-111.
“American Religion Since 1945,” in Jean-Christophe Agnew and Roy Rosenzweig, eds., ACompanion to Post-1945 America (Blackwell Publishing, 2002), 44-63.
“All Catholicism isLocal: Teaching American Catholic Studies,” American Catholic Studies 112 (Spring-Winter 2001),73-80.
“‘A World Made Safe for Diversity:’ The Vietnam Lobby and the Politics of Pluralism, 1945-1963,” in Christian G. Appy, ed., Cold War Constructions: The Political Culture of United States Imperialism, 1945-1966 (The University of Massachusetts Press, 2000), 217-237.

THEO 1000-R01: Faith and Critical Reason, MW 11:30-12:45
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