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
Young Argentine Leaders Visit Kellogg
May 11, 2018
A dozen young professionals from Argentina recently visited the University of Notre Dame as part of a global leadership seminar intended to foster dialogue across party lines in their country.
Walk with Migrants: Symposium Calls Church's People to Do More
Feb 27, 2018
Faculty Fellow and Director of Kellogg's Global Leadership Program Rev. Daniel Groody, CSC, was quoted in the National Catholic Reporter with his presentation at a symposium on immigration at Loyola Marymount University, where he proposed a way to reframe the thinking on migration from a theological perspective through the Eucharist.