John Marchese


Research Focus: Latin American Literature, Religion & Literature

Background: After obtaining a Master’s degree in philosophy from Loyola University of Chicago in 2002, he worked in several positions in Church and non-profit organizations in solidarity with the Latino community on issues of basic needs and domestic public policy. This work led to a return to graduate studies in Latin American literature with a focus on Religion and Literature. He is particularly interested in the representation of the Church’s involvement in political struggles in Central America and Mexico in the Twentieth Century.

Undergraduate Institution: BA, Philosophy, Saint Joseph’s University (1998)

Master of Arts Institution: MA, Philosophy Loyola University of Chicago (2002); MA Iberian and Latin American Studies, University of Notre Dame (2012)

Current Teaching:  Spanish 20201 – Intermediate

Current Projects (developing workshops & conferences): 
Co-organizer of the Mellon-ISLA Literature & Conversion Graduate Student Workshops

Grants: (special projects and summer): 
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation – $7,000 support for the Mellon-ISLA Interdisciplinary Graduate student workshop

ISLA Professional Development grant, $721, presented paper at KFLC Conference, Lexington, KY, 2013; SLA Grant for Portuguese language study - $4,000; ISSLP Summer Concerns Award for summer service at the Centro Scalabriniano de Estudos Migratórios in Brasília - $1,000



Contact information:

323 O'Shaughnessy Hall