Kevin P. Spicer, C.S.C.
James J. Kenneally Distinguished Professor of History;
Professor of History
B.A. Stonehill College
M.Div. University of St. Michael's College
M.A. Boston College
Ph.D. Boston College
Phone: (508) 565-1090
Office: Duffy, 252
Fr. Spicer’s research centers on the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and the German state under National Socialism. Currently, he is writing a monograph on the relationship of Jews and Catholics under Nazi rule. He is the author of Hitler’s Priests: Catholic Clergy and National Socialism (North Illinois University Press, 2008) and Resisting the Third Reich: The Catholic Clergy in Hitler’s Berlin (North Illinois University Press, 2004) and editor of Antisemitism, Christian Ambivalence, and the Holocaust (Indiana University Press, 2007). He has also published articles in a variety of journals including Church History, Historisches Jahrbuch, and Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Spicer is a board member of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR) and co-editor of its journal Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations. At Stonehill, Spicer chairs the college’s Catholic-Jewish Dialogue Committee. He is also a member of the Church Relations Committee of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
- Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany
- The Christian Churches in Nazi Germany
- Critical Encounters: History (Antisemitism, Nazism, and the Holocaust)
- European History Seminar
- History and Film
- A History of Horror Films
- The Holocaust
- Modern Germany
- Senior Research Seminar
- Western Civilization I and II