Doing THE WORK: Anti-Racism and the Catholic Church

Wednesday, October 19, 2022  |  7:30p.m. EST  |  Notre Dame Chapel, SJ1 Classrooms and Library Building


About the Lecture

Join us as we welcome Dr. Tia Noelle Pratt as our first speaker for our 2022-2023 LCE series. Visiting from Villanova University, Dr. Pratt will present her lecture titled “Doing THE WORK: Anti-Racism and the Catholic Church.” During her lecture, Dr. Pratt will discuss her research regarding systemic racism in the Catholic Church and its impact on African-American Catholics. She will also discuss ways to engage the Church in anti-racism efforts.

About the Speaker

Headshot of Dr. Tia Noelle Pratt

Dr. Tia Noelle Pratt

Tia Noelle Pratt, PhD is the Assistant Vice President for Mission Engagement and Strategic Initiatives, Courtesy Assistant Professor of Sociology, and Editor of the Journal of Catholic Social Thought at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. A sociologist of religion by training, Dr. Pratt received her PhD in Sociology from Fordham University in 2010. For more than twenty years, Dr. Pratt has researched and written about systemic racism in the Catholic Church in the U.S. and its impact on African-American Catholic identity. Dr. Pratt is also the curator of the #BlackCatholicsSyllabus. Dr. Pratt is currently working on a book, Faithful and Devoted: Racism and Identity in the African-American Catholic Experience. Her academic work has been featured in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion and multiple edited volumes. Dr. Pratt’s award-winning public scholarship has been featured in Faithfully, Commonweal, The Revealer, National Catholic Reporter, and America.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 7:30pm