Executive Director, Center for Social Concerns
Associate Professor, Department of Theology
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana
Father Paul Kollman, C.S.C., became the third director of the Center for Social Concerns in July 2012.
Father Kollman is an associate professor in the Department of Theology and is a Fellow of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Previously he has taught at Queen of Apostles Philosophy Centre in Jinja, Uganda, Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and Tangaza College, Nairobi, Kenya.
Kollman’s research focuses on African Christianity, mission history, and world Christianity, and he has carried out research in eastern Africa, Nigeria, and South Africa, as well as in archives in Europe and the United States. He has published articles and reviews in a variety of journals in theology, religious studies, and African studies, including Theology Today, The Journal of Religion in Africa, The Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Theological Studies, The International Bulletin of Missionary Research, The Journal of Religion, The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, African Studies, The International Journal of African Historical Studies, The Journal of African History, and Mission Studies. In 2005 he published The Evangelization of Slaves and Catholic Origins in Eastern Africa and his current project is a book on the Catholic missionary evangelization of eastern Africa. He is also engaged in a long-term study of the Catholic Charismatic Movement in Africa.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Father Kollman received his B.A. and M.Div. degrees from the University of Notre Dame and his doctorate from the University of Chicago Divinity School.
Father Kollman resides in O’Neill Hall on Notre Dame’s campus.