James Jay Carney


Jay Carney, Ph.D. (The Catholic University of America)
Associate Professor
Church History, Global Christianity

Humanities 136

Note: Dr. Carney is on sabbatical for the 2018-2019 academic year.


J.J. (Jay) Carney's research focuses on modern Catholic history and theology in Africa. He is also interested in the theology of reconciliation, political theology, and the history of Christian missions. He is co-editor of the forthcoming The Surprise of Reconciliation in the Catholic Tradition (Paulist, 2018) which explores case studies in social reconciliation from throughout global Catholic history. His first book, Rwanda Before the Genocide: Catholic Politics and Ethnic Discourse in the Late Colonial Era (Oxford University Press, 2014), won the African Studies Associationís Bethwell A. Ogot book prize for best book in East African Studies. As a Fulbright Scholar based at Uganda Martyrs University, Dr. Carney is currently working on two books exploring Catholic political theology and post-colonial Catholic leadership in Uganda. Carney holds degrees from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, Duke University Divinity School, and The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC).

CV and Additional Information:https://creighton.academia.edu/JayCarney

Personal Website: www.jamesjaycarney.com