Faculty

View the list of Catholic Studies Program Faculty Publications (2015-2016) and see our faculty’s bios below.


Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, Ph.D., Haub Director of the Catholic Studies Program

Dr. Apostolos-Cappadona taught in the Catholic Studies Program and the Women’s & Gender Studies Program at Georgetown University before becoming Haub Director of Catholic Studies in 2015. She is the recipient of the Georgetown University Alumni Association Faculty Award for 2008 and of both the Annual Award for Excellence in the Arts from The Newington-Cropsey Foundation and the Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award from Georgetown University in 2000. During 1996-97, she was a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University. The author of numerous articles for scholarly journals, collected volumes, and reference works, Dr. Apostolos-Cappadona is the Editor-in-Chief of both the Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion and the Arts in the West (2023) and the Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and the Arts (2016-2021). She is developing an 8-volume research anthology series on the theme of Sources and Documents in the History of Christian Art (2019-2021) and a new books Mary Magdalene: A Visual History (2019). She serves on the editorial boards of Biblical Reception, Twentieth Century Religious Thought, and Visual Commentary on Scripture as well as on the scientific committees for a series of international conferences based in Florence L’arte sacra e la mostre (2016-2022) and Florence and the Idea of the New Jerusalem (2017-2022). Currently completing Christian Art: A Companion Guide (2019), the translation of The Religions (2017), and Christian Art: A Bibliographic Guide (2019), her most recent books include Religion and the Arts: History and Method (2017), Biblical Reception 5: The Bible and Art (2018), and the introduction for Fallen Animals: Art, Literature, Religion edited by Zohar Hadromi-Allouche (2017). Dr. Apostolos-Cappadona was a guest curator and author of the catalog for In Search of Mary Magdalene: Images and Traditions (2002). She served as a Core Consultant to the PBS/BBC series, Dancing! (1993), and as co-curator for the celebratory exhibition, Noguchi at the Dance, for the Dance Collection, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (1994).

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