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Edward Brett

Edward Brett, Ph.D.

Emeriti Faculty, History
Political Science

Education:

  • Ph.D., Rutgers University 
  • M.A., Louisiana State University 
  • B.A., Loyola University of New Orleans

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

U.S. Foreign Policy , U.S. and Latin American Religious History, Medieval History

SCHOLARLY AWARDS:

  • Commitment to Excellence Award, La Roche College, 2003-2004
  • La Roche College Alumni Association Educator's Award, 1999
  • Brother Gregory Nugent Award for Teacher Excelennce, La Roche College, 1994
  • Manuel Lujan, Sr., Teaching Award, College of Santa Fe, 1982
  • Christopher Award, 1988

PUBLICATIONS:

BOOKS:

  • "The U.S. Catholic Press on Central America: From Cold War Anticommunism to Social Justice" (University of Notre Dame Press, 2003). Nominated for the John Gilmary Shea Award (given annually for the best book on U.S. Catholic history).
  • "Murdered in Central America: The Stories of Eleven U.S. Missionaries," co-authored with Donna W. Brett (Orbis Books, 1988). Winner of 1988 Christopher Award and subject of half-hour television interview produced by Paulist Press.
  • "Humbert of Romans: His Life and Views of Thirteenth-Century Society" (Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1984).

BOOK CHAPTERS:

  • "Padre Miguel Hidalgo: Mexican Revolutionary, 1810-1811," in "Profiles of Revolutionaries on Both Sides of the Atlantic," 1700-1850, ed. William Weisberger (Columbia University Press), 2007, pp. 136-161.
  • "Facing the Challenge: The Catholic Church and Social Change in Honduras," co-authored with Donna W. Brett, in "Central America: Historical Perspectives on the Contemporary Crises," ed. Ralph Lee Woodward, Jr., (Greenwood Press, 1988).

ARTICLES:

  • Sixteen articles in such journals as U.S. Catholic Historian, American Catholic Studies, Journal of Church and State, The Americas, America, Byzantine Studies, Journal of Library History, and Memorie Domenicane.
  • “Archbishop Arturo Rivera y Damas and the Struggle for Social Justice in El Salvador,” Catholic Historical Review, forthcoming.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES:

  • Nine entries in "Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture;" entry on Latin America in "Encyclopedia of Missions and Missionaries."
  • Fourteen entries in the "International Encyclopedia of Protest and Revolution" (Blackwell) forthcoming.

RECENT PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

  • "The Transformation of a U.S. Missionary: The Recollections of Bishop Nicholas D'Antonio on His Ministry in Honduras ," American Catholic Studies, Spring 2007, 1-20.
  • "African-American Missionaries in Central America: The Sisters of the Holy Family in Belize ," U.S. Catholic Historian, Summer 2006.

JOINED LA ROCHE:  

1984

HOMETOWN: 

New Orleans, Louisiana