ACHA Officers and Officials
Daniel Bornstein, President (2014)
Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
- Research Interests: medieval religious culture; medieval and Renaissance Italy
- Most Recent Publication: Medieval Christianity, vol. 4 of A People’s History of Christianity (editor) (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009)
Angelyn Dries, OSF, Vice President (2014)
Professor Emerita, Saint Louis University, Department of Theological Studies
- Research Interests: mission history, especially from the United States; World Christianity
- Most Recent Publication: Prayer and Practice in the American Catholic Community (Orbis Books, 2000; “Religion and Missions,” in Stephen Stein, ed., Cambridge History of Religion in the Americas, Vol. III (NY, Cambridge University Press, 2012).
R. Bentley Anderson, S.J., Executive Secretary-Treasurer (2011-present)
Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies, Fordham University
- Research Interests: Race and religion in the southern U.S. and South Africa in the post-World War II period.
- Most Recent Publication: Black, White, and Catholic: New Orleans Interracialism,1947-1956 (Vanderbuilt, 2005).
Anthony Burke Smith (2013-15)
Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Dayton
- Academic interests: Catholicism in American culture, American film and politics, mass culture, modern American cultural history
- Most Recent Publication: The Look of Catholics: Portrayals in Popular Culture from the Great Depression to the Cold War(University Press of Kansas, 2010).
Stefania Tutino (2013-15)
University of California, Santa Barbara
- Research Interests: Political, intellectual, and cultural history of post-Tridentine Catholicism
- Most Recent Publication: Shadows of Doubt. Language, Truth, and Truth in Post-Reformation Catholic Culture (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).
Ralph Keen (2013-16)
University of Illinois at Chicago
- Research Interests: Early modern Catholicism, reception of antiquity in the Reformation period.
- Most Recent Publication: Exile and Restoration in Jewish Thought (Continuum,
Fernanda Helen Perrone (2013-16)
- Research Interests: U.S. Catholic women’s education; history of women religious; archives, memory and material culture
- Most Recent Publication: “From Annals to Heritage Centers: The Archives of Women’s Religious Communities,” in Perspectives on Women’s Archives.Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2013.
Margaret McGuinness (2013; past president)
Professor, LaSalle University
- Research Interests: U.S. Catholicism, Religion in America, history of women religious, religion and social justice
Thomas F. Rzeznik (2014-17)
Seton Hall University
- Research Interests: Social and Religious History; U.S. Catholicism; and Urban History.
- Most Recent Publication: Church and Estate: Religion and Wealth in Industrial-Era Philadelphia (Penn State Press, 2013)
Kevin P. Spicer, C.S.C. (2014-17)
James J. Kenneally Distinguished Professor of History, Stonehill College
- Academic interests: Modern Germany, Church & State, Holocaust Studies
- Most recent publication: Hitler’s Priests: Catholic Clergy and National Socialism. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2008.
Nelson H. Minnich
Professor, Catholic University of America
Editor, The Catholic Historical Review