My research focuses on Catholic sisters and others in full-time religious life (priests, oblates) who are radical, nonviolent peace activists and who change the media discourse. These activists go to prison for faith, conscience, and nuclear disarmament. I also run an interfaith faculty beehive house next to Georgetown University's campus in the spirit of the Catholic Worker. www.publishingadvising.com/house On the more purely historical academic side I'm a scholar of women who lived from 1680-1720 who wrote about war, politics, foreign affairs, and other topics traditionally addressed by men.
MEDIA/BOOKS: With Fr. Drew Christiansen, SJ (former editor-in-chief of the Jesuits' America magazine), I had the privilege of co-editing his book on nuclear disarmament and the Vatican for Georgetown University Press. It won second place for theology/ethics from the Catholic Media Association. http://press.georgetown.edu/book/georgetown/world-free-nuclear-weapons We are at work on a companion volume now. I will soon publish a book titled Transform Now Plowshares, about Sister Megan Rice, for Liturgical Press (https://litpress.org/Products/3722/Transform-Now-Plowshares). My previous books were with Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and I have been on NPR, the BBC, in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, on CNN, 60 Minutes, and in many other national publications. I'm an Associate of the Society of the Sacred Heart, and I helped the RSCJ sister open Anne Montgomery House in Washington, DC.
Director, Office of Scholarly Publications, Georgetown University
English Department faculty member, Georgetown University
Visiting scholar, UNC-Chapel Hill
The University of Virginia, PhD
A World Free from Nuclear Weapons: The Vatican Conference on Disarmament, Georgetown University Press
Why Ovid's Atalanta (and not Bacon's New Atlantis) was the Source of Delarivier Manley's Title "The New Atalantis", Notes & Queries
Military Scandal and National Debt in Manley's New Atalantis, SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900
How a Pie Fight Satirizes Whig-Tory Conflict in Delarivier Manley's The New Atalantis , Eighteenth-Century Studies
Persistent Publishing Myths Among Scholarly Authors With Big-Bookstore Dreams, Change
Traditional Degrees for Nontraditional Students, Farrar, Straus & Giroux