Fr. Daniel Groody, CSC

Latino Studies

Daniel G. Groody is associate professor of theology and global affairs at the University of Notre Dame and the director of the Global Leadership Program within the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, where he also is a faculty fellow. Groody is a Catholic priest, a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross, and an award-winning professor, author, and film producer.

Drawing upon years of work on international migration and refugee issues, Groody has authored numerous books and articles that have been translated into seven languages, including Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace (Orbis, 2007) and Border of Death, Valley of Life: An Immigrant Journey of Heart and Spirit (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002).

Groody is also the executive producer of several internationally acclaimed films and documentaries, including “One Border, One Body: Immigration and the Eucharist,” and “Dying to Live: A Migrant’s Journey.” He teaches the courses “The Heart’s Desire and Social Change,” “Theology of Migration,” and “Christian Faith and Global Justice,” and he lectures widely around the world.

Groody has worked with the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the World Council of Churches, the Vatican, and the United Nations on issues of theology, globalization, migration, and refugees. In 2007–08 he was a visiting research fellow at Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Centre. He holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, an M.Div. and a licentiate in sacred theology from the Jesuit School of Theology, and a Ph.D. in theology from the Graduate Theological Union.

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Fr. Daniel Groody, CSC