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Thomas Worcester, S.J.

Thomas Worcester, S.J.

Professor of History

Email: [email protected]

Research Interests

Thomas Worcester, SJ, holds a B.A. in French from Columbia University, an M.T. S. from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in History from Cambridge University; he is a specialist in the religious and cultural history of early modern France. Worcester is the author of Seventeenth-Century Cultural Discourse: France and the Preaching of Bishop Camus (Mouton de Gruyter, 1997). He has published articles in journals such as Seventeenth-Century French Studies, Sixteenth Century Journal, and French Colonial History. Editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Jesuits (Cambridge University Press, 2008), Worcester is the general editor of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Jesuits (Cambridge University Press, 2017). President of Regis College, the Jesuit School of Theology in Canada, from 2017 to 2022, he was one of three co-founders of the Toronto Jesuit History Research Group, supported by the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto.  Since January 2023, he has been a Professor of History at Fordham University. In addition to his academic work, Professor Worcester is also Father Worcester, a priest in the Society of Jesus. An amateur photographer, he especially enjoys sunrises on the Atlantic coast and sunsets on Lake Champlain in Vermont

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