James Jay Carney


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

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Jay Carney's research focuses on modern Catholic history and theology in Africa, particularly the Great Lakes region (e.g., Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). He is also interested in the theology and history of Christian social reconciliation, political theology, and the history of Christian missions. 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 2015 Bethwell A. Ogot book prize for best book in East African Studies. He is now working on a project exploring post-colonial Catholic leadership in Uganda. Carney holds a B.A. in history and political science from the University of Arkansas, a Masters of Divinity from Duke University Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in Church History from The Catholic University of America.

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