Timothy Matovina

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matovinasmaller Timothy Matovina
Professor; Co-Director, Inst. for Latino Studies
Institute for Latino Studies


Theology; Institute for Latino Studies


PhD in religion and culture. Catholic University of America. Washington, D.C.

Master of Divinity. Toronto School of Theology/University of St. Michael’s College.

Bachelor of Secondary Education. Indiana University. Bloomington.

Research interests

Catholicism in the United States

Latino Catholics

Theological education and formation in the faith


Julian Samora Teaching Award

Spanish- and English-language presentations to various Catholic school administrator and leadership groups across the United States

Select publications

Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America’s Largest Church. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012.


Timothy Matovina is Professor of Theology and Co-Director of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. His most recent book, Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America’s Largest Church, has won five book awards, including selection as a CHOICE “Outstanding Academic Title” for 2012. In addition to his scholarly work, Matovina offers presentations and workshops on U.S. Catholicism and Latino ministry and theology throughout the United States.