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In the Department of English, storytelling is our passion. We are a community of creative thinkers who love to read and learn from great stories and to add our own voices and narratives to existing traditions. Our faculty have expertise in British, American, and global Anglophone literature and culture, as well as in creative writing, professional writing, rhetoric and composition, and linguistics. We regularly publish scholarly monographs, edited volumes, creative works, translations, book chapters, and articles, as well as engage in public-facing and multi-modal projects. Much of our scholarship is interdisciplinary and social-justice oriented. We are united by a keen awareness of the power of language to help us understand, interpret, and share insights about the human condition.
Historians negotiate the dialogue between the past and the present. They analyze “primary” (first-hand) sources—including archival documents, published works, interviews, and material objects—to evaluate why and how the past matters. Members of the Department of History use a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to interpret the significance of earlier events, persons, and ideas for the world today. They research a variety of themes such as race, gender, transnational and intercultural encounters, war and empire, religion, and memory across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas, from the premodern world to the twentieth century. The department is also known for its participation in public-facing work and its award-winning teachers. In these various roles, Marquette historians provide the context and research-informed perspectives that underpin civic dialogue on a range of society’s most pressing issues.
The multilingual and interdisciplinary team of scholars at LLAC engage in research projects that seek to promote an understanding of the cultures and traditions which have contributed to the development of the world's civilizations that make up the fabric of our society. Their research projects encompass a range of topics and disciplines, such as Art History, Classical Studies, Latin American Studies, Virtual Reality, Critical Theory, Education, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Indigenous Studies, Linguistics, Oral History, Peace Studies, Poetry, Race Studies, Religion Studies, Sociolinguistics, Theater, Trauma and Conflict Studies, Tourism, History of Science, and many others.
Members of the Department of Philosophy at Marquette University seek to understand the nature of human existence, the world in which we live, our relation to the world, and our relation to each other. Their research topics include Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics, Moral Psychology, African American Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy, Critical Philosophy of Race, Feminist Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Bioethics, Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, Analytic Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Art, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Science and Mind, Phenomenology, and other topics.
Rooted in the university’s Catholic, Jesuit identity, scholars in the Theology department seek to explore questions about the meaning and purpose of human existence, the relationship between faith and justice, and God’s self-revelation in the world through sacred texts, faith traditions, and cultures. Their research projects include interdisciplinary, ecumenical, and interreligious investigations in the areas of Judaism and Christianity in antiquity, historical theology, systematic theology, and ethics. Current research topics include Ignatian Spirituality in a secular age, theology and economics, bioethics and the Global South, Catholic biblical literacy, integral ecology and environmental justice, interreligious dialogue in Milwaukee, Bernard Lonergan’s theopolitical legacy, theo-ethical responses to the clergy sex abuse crisis, the ethics of nonviolent resistance, and ecclesiology, to name only a few.