About

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.  

Thematic Interests

Migration and the US-Mexican Border, International Migration and Refugees

Countries
Other Accomplishments & Recognitions
  • Gustavo Gutiérrez: Spiritual Writings- First Place Book Award, Spirituality (softcover), 2012 Catholic Press Association Awards
Apr 17 to 19, 2016
From Aid to Accompaniment
Jaimie Bleck Matt Bloom Paolo G. Carozza Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC Paul Farmer Rev. Daniel G. Groody, CSC Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, OP Matthew Hing Terence Johnson Rev. Emmanuel Katongole Tracy L. Kijewski-Correa Erin Metz McDonnell Terence McDonnell Carolyn R. Nordstrom Steve Reifenberg Sara Sievers
Calendar

Upcoming Events

Thursday

February 22
The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed Bishop Gerardi?
Seminars/Lectures
Francisco Goldman

Friday

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

Monday

February 26
Diálogo: Journalism, Violence, and Freedom of Speech in Mexico
Working Groups, Latin American History Working Group, Mexico Working Group
Katherine Corcoran