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COVID-19 Pause Lifted at Rose Hill Campus The pause of in-person instruction and activities at Rose Hill is lifted as of Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. Full Details

Curran Center News

Curran Center students and faculty do outstanding work in their fields and programs of study. Here are a few highlights of our recent work, with links to more comprehensive news on the left.

  • The Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies invite applications for its second annual competition for the New Scholar Essay Prize for Catholic Studies in the Americas until February 15th at 11:59 pm. We invite the submission of essays penned by new scholars that offer cutting edge research about Catholics and Catholicism in North, Central, or South America and/or the Caribbean. Those eligible for the prize include current Ph.D. candidates who are A.B.D. ("all but dissertation") or those with a Ph.D. or Th.D. conferred no earlier than 2014.


  • 15th Anniversary Celebration Postponed. With regret, we have decided to postpone the 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, which had been scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 4. Given the public health crisis of COVID-19 in New York, across the nation, and around the world, we have all been forced to take drastic measures to protect the health and well-being of the Fordham community and our wider communities. We plan to reschedule our celebration and will be back in touch as soon as we can with an update. In the meantime, we thank you for your support of the Curran Center and wish you and your family safety and good health.


  • Christine Firer Hinze, former Director of the Curran Center, will organize the Catholic Theological Society of America's 2020 annual convention as the society's president-elect. In 2020-21, she will serve as president of the CTSA, which is the largest society of Catholic theologians in the world.