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Daniel Groody, C.S.C.


Daniel G. Groody is a Catholic priest, a Holy Cross religious, a scholar, teacher, and film producer. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Theology and the Director of the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture at the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He spent many years working in Latin America, particularly along the U.S.- Mexico Border, and is the author and editor of various books and articles which have been translated into five languages, including Border of Death, Valley of Life: An Immigrant Journey of Heart and Spirit (2002); Globalization, Spirituality and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace (2007); The Option for the Poor in Christian Theology (2007), and A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey: Theological Perspectives on Migration (co-edited with Gioacchino Campese) (2007).

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame in the Great Books Program (Liberal Studies), a Master of Divinity and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology, and a doctorate in theology from the Graduate Theological Union. For 2007-2008 he will be a visiting research fellow at Oxford University at the Oxford Refugee Centre. He is also the executive producer of various films and documentaries, including Strangers No Longer (produced for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) and Dying to Live: A Migrant's Journey, which has been accepted into various international film festivals, won national awards, and has aired on PBS. He teaches courses in U.S. Latino Spirituality, Globalization, Christian Spirituality and Social Justice, and lectures widely in the United States as well as Latin America and Europe.