Rev. William M. Lies, CSC
Concurrent Associate Professional Specialist
Vice President for Mission Engagement and Church Affairs
(PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2003)
408 Main Building
Geographic focus: Latin America; US
Thematic interests: Religion and politics; Pentecostal growth and religious freedom; democratic stability; US domestic poverty and its politics; human rights and justice; community-based learning and Catholic social thought.
Current research: Latin America’s widening religious freedom; Pentecostal growth; the politics of poverty and Catholic social tradition.
“The Chilean Church: Declining Hegemony?” in Paul Christopher Manuel, Clyde Wilcox, and Lawrence C. Reardon, eds., The Catholic Church and the Nation-State: Comparative Perspectives (2006)
“A Clash of Values: Church-State Relations in Democratic Chile,” in Silvia Borzutzky and Lois Hecht Oppenheim, eds., After Pinochet: The Chilean Road to Democracy and the Market (2006)