Daniel G. Groody is associate professor of theology and global affairs at the University of Notre Dame and the director of the Global Leadership Program within the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, where he is also a faculty fellow. He is a Catholic priest, a Holy Cross religious, and an award-winning professor, author, and film producer.
Drawing on years of work on international migration and refugee issues, Groody has authored numerous books and articles, translated into seven languages, which include Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace (Orbis, 2007) and Border of Death, Valley of Life: An Immigrant Journey of Heart and Spirit (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002).
He is also the executive producer of several internationally acclaimed films and documentaries, including One Border, One Body: Immigration and the Eucharist, and Dying to Live: A Migrant's Journey. He teaches the courses “The Heart’s Desire and Social Change,” “Theology of Migration,” and “Christian Faith and Global Justice,” and he lectures widely around the world.
Groody has worked with the US Congress, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, the World Council of Churches, the Vatican, and the United Nations on issues of theology, globalization, migration, and refugees. In 2007–08 he was a visiting research fellow at Oxford University's Refugee Studies Centre.
He holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame, an MDiv and a licentiate in sacred theology from the Jesuit School of Theology, and a PhD in theology from the Graduate Theological Union.
Migration and the US-Mexican Border, International Migration and Refugees
- Gustavo Gutiérrez: Spiritual Writings- First Place Book Award, Spirituality (softcover), 2012 Catholic Press Association Awards
Larger Issues Await Beyond Wall, Shutdown
Jan 9, 2019
Faculty Fellow Rev. Daniel Groody, CSC is quoted in an Our Sunday Visitor article about the widespread implications of the government shutdown for the U.S. immigration system.
Lecture Recap: Understanding Migration Through the Lens of Faith
Oct 5, 2018
A new article reviews a lecture at the University of Portland by Faculty Fellow Rev. Daniel G. Groody, CSC entitled “Passing Over: Migration and the Eucharist” (The Beacon).