Carrie Gates | February 26, 2015
Thomas Tweed, the W. Harold and Martha Welch Professor of American Studies and professor of history in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, was elected to lead the American Academy of Religion. He is currently serving as president in 2015.
Tweed is a faculty fellow in the University’s Institute for Latino Studies and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
“It is a deep honor to lead the academy,” he says, “because it is the largest organization for scholars of religion in the world, with approximately 9,000 members.
“And, as I see it, it’s a service to the membership—to help think through how we can best teach and research religion and what service to our communities and our universities means for us now.”
Read more at the Department of History.