Kroc Welcomes Spring 2016 Visiting Research Fellows


The Kroc Institute is pleased to announce that two scholars specializing in religion, conflict and peace have begun their terms as visiting research fellows during the spring 2016 semester. Both appointments are supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

  • Slavica Jakelić is assistant professor of humanities and social thought at Christ College, the honors college of Valparaiso University. While at the Kroc Institute, Jakelić will work on her forthcoming book, The Practice of Religious and Secular Humanisms, which looks at humanisms as sites of encounter between religious and secular worldviews and explores the constructive and peacebuilding potential of the religious-secular differences.
  • Cecelia Lynch is professor of political science and international studies at the University of California, Irvine. As a Kroc Institute visiting fellow, Lynch will work on a manuscript that focuses on the ethics of Islamic and Christian nongovernmental organizations engaged in humanitarian work in Africa, the Middle East, and organizational centers of power such as Geneva, London, New York, and Washington, D.C.

Each year, the Visiting Research Fellows Program brings outstanding scholars (at the post-doctoral and senior scholar level) to the Kroc Institute to conduct research, collaborate with faculty, and participate in the life of the Kroc Institute and Notre Dame.

Contact: Anne Riordan, 574-631-9730,