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Maxwell Pingeon

Doctoral Student


  • University of Virginia - Ph.D. Religious Studies (anticipated completion: 2022)
  • Boston University, School of Theology - M.Div.
  • New School University - B.A.

Research Interests

  • American Catholic Studies
  • French Catholicism in North America
  • Franco-American Catholicism
  • Nationalism Studies
  • History of Education
  • Whiteness and Racial Formation
  • Religious Liberalism  
  • Secularism
  • The French Atlantic

Dissertation: "French Canadians and the Irish Debate the School Question in New England, 1889-1929."

Grants and Fellowships

  • 2021 Peter R. D’Agostino Research Grant, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism (University of Notre Dame)
  • 2021 Chateaubriand Fellowship in collaboration with the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po, France)
  • 2021 Dumas-Malone Research Fellowship (University of Virginia)
  • 2020 Research Travel Grant, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism (University of Notre Dame)
  • 2020 Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHSS) Summer Research Grant (University of Virginia)
  • 2020 - 2021 Coordinator for the Virginia Colloquium in American Religions (VCAR), University of Virginia


“American Anatheism: AA and the Art of Narrative Healing” in The Art of Anatheism (eds. Matthew Clemente and Richard Kearney; London: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017).

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Religion
  • American Catholic Historical Association
  • American Society of Church History
  • Association for Jewish Studies
  • American Historical Association
  • Organization of American Historians