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Edward Brett, Ph.D.
Emeriti Faculty, History
- 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
- Commitment to Excellence Award, La Roche University, 2003-2004
- La Roche University Alumni Association Educator's Award, 1999
- Brother Gregory Nugent Award for Teacher Excelennce, La Roche University, 1994
- Manuel Lujan, Sr., Teaching Award, College of Santa Fe, 1982
- Christopher Award, 1988
- "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).
- "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).
- 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.
- 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:
New Orleans, Louisiana