Professor & Director of Institute of Catholic Studies

Degrees: Ph.D., University of Toronto

Paul V. Murphy focuses his research on the religious and cultural history of 16th and 17th century Italy. He is the author of Ruling Peacefully. Cardinal Ercole Gonzaga and Patrician Reform in Sixteenth-Century Italy (CUA Press, 2007) as well as a number of articles and book chapters. His current research is on the work of the Jesuits in Italy, particularly at the pilgrimage site of Loreto. He teaches courses on the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Jesuits. In addition to his work in the department of history, he serves as the Director of the Institute of Catholic Studies and Assistant to the President for University Mission and Identity.

Syllabus for HS 113, Saints and Scoundrels