Jay Corrin

Professor of Social Sciences


BA History, Michigan State University
MA Asian History, University of Hawaii
PhD Modern European and British History, Boston University

Research interests: Religion and politics, especially the influence of Catholicism on political thought and actions

In 1991, Corrin won the Peyton Richter Award for interdisciplinary teaching.

A historian interested in religion and politics—especially the influence of Catholicism on political thought and actions—Professor Corrin is the author of numerous articles and books, including G. K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc: The Battle against Modernity. His Catholic Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democracy was the winner of the John Gilmary Prize (2003) given annually by the American Catholic Historical Association to the author of a book judged to have made the most original and distinguished contribution to knowledge of the history of the Catholic Church.

His book Catholic Progressives in England after Vatican II was published by the University of Notre Dame Press (2013). It was the winner of the 2014 Catholic Book Award, Catholic Press Association of United States and Canada, Third Place History.

He has also written the Modernization and Revolution in China: From the Opium Wars to the Olympics with June Grasso and Michael Kort, Fourth Edition, 2009, M.E. Sharpe. Fifth revised edition expected 2017,  Routledge.