ACHA Officers and Executive Council Members
Louisiana State University
- History of Religion in the United States, American Catholic History, Environmental Humanities
- Water Like Stone: A Portrait of a Louisiana Fishing Village (documentary film) (producer)
- Religion in America: The Basics. New York: Routledge, 2016.
- Gods of the Mississippi. Editor. Religion in North America Series. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013.
- Fathers on the Frontier: French Missionaries and the Roman Catholic Priesthood in the United States,1789-1870. Religion in America Series. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Mount St. Mary’s University
- Research Interests: U.S. in the World, U.S. Religious History, History of Built Environment, Global Catholicism, Southern Africa
- Notable Publications:
“Missionary Empire: American Catholics in Belize and Guatemala, 1941-1961,” American Catholic Studies Vol. 130, No. 3, (Fall 2019); “’Quest for the Holy Grail’: Central American War, Catholic Internationalism, and United States Public Diplomacy in Reagan’s America,” U.S. Catholic Historian, vol. 33, no. 1 (Winter 2015), 163-197; “God Save the Boer: Irish American Catholics and the South African War, 1899-1902,” U.S. Catholic Historian, vol. 26, no. 4 (Fall 2008), 1-26.
- Research Interests: Religion in the United States; American Catholicism; Religion and Gender; Interfaith Studies
- Notable Publications: Millennial Missionaries: How a Group of Young Catholics is Trying to Make Catholicism Cool (Oxford, 2019); From the Pews in the Back: Young Women & Catholicism(Liturgical Press, 2009); “St. Gemma is My Girl’: Devotional Practices of Millennial Catholics and the Making of Contemporary Catholic Saints” (American Catholic Studies, Winter 2017); ”Buddhist Women and Interfaith Work in the U.S.” (Journal for Buddhist-Christian Studies, 2007)
- Recent Publications: A Catholic Brain Trust: The History of the Catholic Commission on Intellectual and Cultural Affairs (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011); Editor, The Making of Modern Immigration: An Encyclopedia of People and Ideas (Greenwood/ABC-CLIO, 2012).
American Philosophical Society
- Notable Publications: Evangelical Gotham: Religion and the Making of New York City, 1783-1860 (University of Chicago Press, November 2016); Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014, edited with Stephen Schloesser (Brill’s Modernity through the Prism of Jesuit History Series, August 2017)
University of Dayton
- Subversive Habits: Black Catholic Nuns in the Long African American Freedom Struggle. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2022.
University of Scranton
University at Buffalo
Executive Council, 2020-23
Recent Publications: “The Disappearance of Mother Agnes Spencer: The Centralization Controversy and the Antebellum Catholic Church,” American Catholic Studies 130 2 (Summer 2019): 31-52.
Catholic Historical Review
Nelson H. Minnich is the editor of the Catholic Historical Review and a professor of history at the Catholic University of America. His work has dealt broadly with Christian humanism, the Catholic and Protestant Reformations, and the papacy and general councils of the early modern period, especially the Fifth Lateran Council (1512-17).
Under ACHA bylaw, the editor of the CHR, which is the official organ of the Association, holds an ex officio seat on the Executive Council “with voice but without vote.”