2017 Global Gateway Faculty Research Award recipients announced

By:  Brandi Klingerman

May 30, 2017

Notre Dame Research and Notre Dame International have provided four research groups with grants from the Global Gateway Faculty Research Awards (GGFRA) program for 2017. The GGFRA program was developed to highlight the potential of the University of Notre Dame’s Global Gateways for the advancement of research and scholarship at the University.

In describing the awards, Hildegund Müller, Associate Vice President for Research and Associate Professor of Classics, said, “The Global Gateways are situated in places that are rich with historical tradition and original sources, as well as international centers of research and innovation. They offer unique opportunities for Notre Dame researchers to enrich their scholarship and extend their collaborative networks. By offering the GGFRA program, our goal is to encourage faculty to think creatively about the Global Gateways and their potential for research and scholarship. I am excited about our awardees’ projects and look forward to witnessing their progress.”

The 2017 GGFRA recipients include:

Celia E. Deane-Drummond, director of the Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing and professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, and Oliver Davies, professor of religion and theology at King’s College London, for their project at the London Global Gateway, entitled “Love in Religion: Science, Philosophy, and Human Flourishing.”

Robert Dowd, C.S.C., associate professor of political science and director of the Ford Program in Human Development and Solidarity at Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies; Giuseppe Folloni, professor applied economics at the University of Trento; Daniel Groody, C.S.C., associate professor of theology at Notre Dame; Clemens Sedmak, visiting professor of Catholic social tradition at Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns; Ilaria Schnyder von Wartensee, research assistant professor at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies’ Ford Program in Human Development and Solidarity at Notre Dame, and Giorgio Vittadini, professor of statistics at the University of Milano Bicocca, for their project at the Rome Global Gateway called “Religion and Responses to Refugees and Migrants in Europe: The Catholic Church in Comparative Perspective.” 

Vanesa Miseres, assistant professor of Latin American literature at the University of Notre Dame, for her project at the London Global Gateway “Gender Battles: Latin American Women Writing on War.” She will also utilize the Latin American archives located at the British Library.

Nicholas Teh, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame; Eleanor Knox, lecturer in philosophy at King’s College London; and Bryan Roberts, associate professor of philosophy, logic, and scientific method at the London School of Economics and Political Science, for their project at the London Global Gateway titled “New Directions in Space, Time, and Matter: A Research Initiative by the University of Notre Dame-University of London Philosophy of Science Consortium.”

The competition for the GGFRA program is announced during the spring, with deadlines typically falling in March. For more information, including how to apply for next year’s competition, please visit

For more information about additional faculty research funding from Notre Dame Research, please visit and from Notre Dame International, please visit

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