Professor Awarded Grant to Study Latinos in U.S. Catholicism

Author: Arts and Letters

Timothy Matovina, professor of theology, was awarded a $40,000 grant by the Louisville Institute for his project on Latinos in U.S. Catholicism.

The Louisville Institute’s Christian Faith and Life Grant Program supports research projects by academics and pastors on how religious believers can relate themes of Christian faith to contemporary life.

Matovina’s project will examine the diverse regions and ethnic groups comprising the Latino population to critically assess the ways the U.S. milieu, U.S. Catholicism, and Latino Catholics are mutually transforming one another.

Matovina, who is also the William and Anna Jean Cushwa Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, specializes in U.S. Catholic and U.S. Latino theology and religion. He has published a number of works including his most recent book, Guadalupe and Her Faithful: Latino Catholics in San Antonio, from Colonial Origins to the Present (Johns Hopkins, 2005). In addition to his scholarly work, Matovina offers presentations and workshops on Latino ministry and theology throughout the United States.

Originally published by College of Arts and Letters at on March 06, 2009.