Daniel Groody, C.S.C.

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groody300 Daniel Groody, C.S.C.
Vice President and Associate Provost, University of Notre Dame; Associate Professor, Theology Dept.
229 Malloy Hall




Ph.D., Theology, Graduate Theological Union, 2000.

S.T.L., Theology, Jesuit School of Theology, 2001.

M.Div., Theology, Jesuit School of Theology, 1992.

B.A., Program of Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1986.

Research interests

• Globalization and Spirituality

• Justice and peace

• Immigration and Theology

• U.S. Latino Theology and Spirituality

• Christian Spirituality • Immigration, Theology, and Film

• Spiritual Biography and Autobiography

Select publications

Groody, Daniel G., Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2007, 280 pages. Translated into Spanish as Globalización, Espiritualidad y Justicia: Navegando por la Ruta a la Paz. Madrid: Verbo Divino, 2009, 441 pages.

Groody, Daniel G., Border of Death, Valley of Life: An Immigrant Journey of Heart and Spirit. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Press, 2002, 188 pages. Translated into Spanish as Frontera de Muerte, Valle de Vida: Un Caminar del Inmigrante Mexicano. Mexico City: Editorial San Pablo, 2005, 192 pages.


Daniel G. Groody is a Catholic priest, a Holy Cross religious, a scholar, teacher, and an award winning author and film producer. He is currently an Associate Professor of Theology and the Director of Immigration Initiatives at the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Drawing on years of work in Latin America, particularly along the U.S.- Mexico border, he has authored various books and articles which have been translated into five languages, includingBorder of Death, Valley of Life: An Immigrant Journey of Heart and Spirit (2002), and Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace (2007). He is also the editor of various books including, The Option for the Poor Beyond Theology: An Interdisciplinary Reader (2013), and co-editor of A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey: Theological Perspectives on Migration (2007). He has worked with the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the World Council of Churches, and the Vatican on issues of theology, globalization, and migration.

Fr. Groody holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame in the Great Books Program, a master of divinity and a licentiate in sacred theology from the Jesuit School of Theology, and a doctorate in theology from the Graduate Theological Union. In 2007-2008 he was a visiting research fellow at Oxford University's Oxford Refugee Centre. He is also the executive producer of various films and documentaries, including One Border, One Body: Immigration and the Eucharist, andDying to Live: A Migrant's Journey, which have received international acclaim and aired on various television stations including PBS. He teaches courses on U.S. Latino Spirituality, Globalization, Christian Spirituality and Social Justice, and lectures widely in the United States as well as in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.