This year, I will be working with Fr. Groody on a section of his upcoming book, Migration and the Eucharist, that seeks to illustrate the experiences of modern-day refugees (in particular, Syrians) by relating their stories to the Book of Psalms. In the past, I have worked on another section of his book, researching the ways in which Christian NGOs or charity organizations practice their faith by ministering to migrants and refugees, particularly along the U.S.- Mexico border.

In the summer of 2015 I worked in Houston, TX with undocumented immigrants, learning hands-on about immigration issues, practicing my Spanish, and conducting a few interviews having to do with my research for Fr. Groody. I studied abroad in Israel/Palestine in the spring of 2016, and spent summer 2016 working with Maryknoll Missioners in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Peace Studies
Graduation Year
Thematic Interests

Refugee services and ministry to refugees; Faith-based approaches to peace-building; Interfaith dialogue and peace-building

Other Accomplishments & Recognitions

The Considine Award (2017)


Upcoming Events


February 23 to February 24
2018 Human Development Conference
Conferences/Workshops, Undergraduate Programs
Abigail Midlige, Tommy Emmet
February 23
The Curious Case of Political Liberalization: A Step to Democratization or an Authoritarian Survival Strategy?
Working Groups, Comparative Politics Workshop
M. Tahir Kilavuz


February 26
Diálogo: Journalism, Violence, and Freedom of Speech in Mexico
Working Groups, Latin American History Working Group, Mexico Working Group
Katherine Corcoran, Gema Santamaría
February 26
Deadline: Experiencing the World (ETW) Fellowships
Deadlines, Undergraduate Programs
February 26
Deadline: Doctoral Research Grants