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Peter Cajka

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, University of Notre Dame

Peter Cajka is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism. He is currently working on a book manuscript about Catholic conscience language in the twentieth century United States. He completed a doctorate in American Religious History at Boston College and his research has been funded with a fellowship from the Louisville Institute. He holds a master’s degree in history from Marquette University and a bachelor’s in history from the University of Dayton. He currently lives in South Bend, Indiana, with his wife Grainne McEvoy and his son, Killian.

Featured Publications

“C. Ellis Nelson, Liberal Protestants, and the Rise of the Catholic Theology of Conscience, 1944-1987,” U.S. Catholic Historian, 35 (Summer 2017), 47-74.

“’Each Individual Catholic Does and Can Form His Own On Conscience on This and Every Other Subject’”: John Ford, S.J., and the Theology of Conscience, 1941-1969,” in Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014 ed. Kyle B. Roberts and Stephen Schlosser, (Brill, 2017), 567-602.


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