"The Nazis of Copley Square: Catholic Anti-Semitism and Secret Intelligence in Wartime Boston"
Charles Robert Gallagher, S.J. is currently Associate Professor of History at Boston College. He holds a PhD from Marquette University and an MA in History from Binghamton University in the United States. As the William J. Lowenberg Memorial Fellow on America, the Holocaust, and the Jews, Dr. Gallagher will be conducting research for his project entitled “The Nazis of Copley Square: Catholic Anti-Semitism and Secret Intelligence in Wartime Boston”.
Dr. Gallagher has written two monographs, Vatican Secret Diplomacy: Joseph P. Hurley & Pope Pius XII (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008) and Cross & Crozier: A History of Catholicism in the Diocese of St. Augustine (Strasbourg: Editions de Signé, 2000). He is also the co-editor of the monograph Pius XI and the Americas: Proceedings of the Brown University Conference [with David Kertzer & Alberto Melloni] (Berlin, Lit Verlag, 2012). In addition to his monographs, Dr. Gallagher is the author of several articles, book chapters, and lectures. He has been the recipient of several fellowships and awards throughout his career.
While in residence at the Mandel Center, Dr. Gallagher researched the so-called “Christian Fronters,” a group of anti-Semitic lay Catholics in Boston; in addition he examined the actions of the FBI and M16 in relation to this group.
Mr. Gallagher was in residence at the Mandel Center until May 31, 2017.