Susanna De Stradis

Susanna De Stradis

Email: sdestrad@nd.edu

Education

M.A., History and Civilization, Scuola Normale Superiore and
University of Pisa, Italy, 2017
B.A., History, Scuola Normale Superiore and
University of Pisa, Italy, 2015

Year Matriculated into Graduate Program

2017

Graduate Field

United States History

Interest/Specialization

 20th century American Catholic History; modern Catholic History

Dissertation and Advisor

Advisor: Prof. John T. McGreevy

Narrative

I am interested in the relationship between Catholicism and the American Experiment in the 20th century. For my bachelor's thesis, I have explored the American Catholic debate (1945-1960) on corporatism as the "middle way" between liberal capitalism and communism. While in my master's thesis, «In this Sign shall you conquer!»: Francis J. Spellman’s Military Vicariate and the Mobilization of American Catholics in World War II (1939-1945), I have analyzed the particular kind of patriotism the Church promoted through chaplains, and to society at large. At Notre Dame, I would like to expand on this latter topic.