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Interested in learning more about the CSJ Center for Heritage, Spirituality and Service? Have a question or information to share? We would enjoy hearing from you. Contact us today via email, phone or drop by for a visit.

Carol K. Coburn, Ph.D.

Director of the CSJ Center for Heritage, Spirituality and Service
Hooley-Bundschu Library and Learning Commons

Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145

Carol.Coburn@avila.edu

816.501.3713

About Dr. Coburn

Dr. Coburn

Since receiving her Ph. D. from the University of Kansas in 1988, Professor Coburn has published two books on American religious history and women’s history, including Spirited Lives: How Nuns Shaped Catholic Culture and American Life.  Researching on the topics of Catholic sisters, religious history, and peace and justice, she has published numerous articles, essays, and book reviews, and presented over 40 papers at national and international venues.  She also has served as a consultant for three independent filmmakers on the topic of American sisters and social justice.   Additionally, Professor Coburn worked on the Consulting Team for the Smithsonian Exhibit: Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America and as a historian/consultant for the Sisters of St. John of God in Wexford, Ireland.  Currently, she is the Senior Evaluator on the Global Sisters of St. Joseph Project: Cultural Diversity and Conflict Management funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.  In 2016, Coburn was awarded first place for a Scholarly Article from the National Catholic Press Association and the Conference on the History of Women Religious awarded her their “Distinguished Historian Award” at the Eleventh Triennial Conference.

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