Primary Field of Study: History of Christianity
Ph.D. Catholic University of America
Research and Training Interests
Latino/a theologies and Latino/a Catholicism
Theologies of Guadalupe: From the Era of Conquest to Pope Francis. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
Catholics in the Vatican II Era: Local Histories of a Global Event. Kathleen Sprows Cummings and Robert Orsi, co-editors. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
“Divine Pedagogy: Dei Verbum and the Theology of Virgilio Elizondo.” Co-authored with Roberto Goizueta. Theological Studies 78 March 2017: pp. 7-24.
Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America’s Largest Church. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012.
Timothy Matovina works in the area of Faith and Culture, with specialization in U.S. Catholic and U.S. Latino theology and religion. Professor Matovina has authored over 150 essays and reviews in scholarly and opinion journals. He has also written or edited 20 books, most recently Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America’s Largest Church, which won five book awards, including selection as a CHOICE “Outstanding Academic Title,” as well as Theologies of Guadalupe: From the Era of Conquest to Pope Francis. Among his various scholarly awards, in 2010 Matovina received the Virgilio Elizondo Award “for distinguished achievement in theology, in keeping with the mission of the Academy” from the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS). At Notre Dame he has won two teaching awards, including the Julian Samora Award that members of Notre Dame’s La Alianza student organization confer on a faculty member whose research, teaching, and service advance knowledge and empowerment of Latino/a students and communities. In addition to his scholarly work, Matovina offers presentations and workshops on U.S. Catholicism and Latino ministry and theology throughout the United States.