Rev. Patrick D. Gaffney, CSC
Associate Professor of Anthropology
(PhD, University of Chicago, 1982)
Geographic focus: Middle East and Eastern Africa
Thematic interests: Religion and politics; social violence and peacemaking; human rights and humanitarian intervention; Islamic society and popular movements.
Current research: Religion, violence, and reconciliation in the context of strained ethnic relations and the breakdown of political and economic order in central Africa.
"Islam" in The Christian Theological Tradition, Cory and Hollerich, eds. (Prentice Hall, 2009)
The Prophet's Pulpit: Islamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt, (University of California Press, 1994)
Coauthor, Breaking Cycles of Violence: Conflict Prevention in Interstate Crises (Kumarian 1999)
Numerous articles dealing with Islamic resurgence, ethnic conflict, and interreligious relations in the Middle East and central Africa