Brad S. Gregory
Brad S. Gregory is Professor of History and Dorothy G. Griffin Collegiate Chair at Notre Dame, where he is also the Director of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. He is recognized as an outstanding teacher having won the Kaneb Teaching Award for excellent undergraduate teaching in 2005 and the Madden Award for outstanding teaching of a first-year course in 2013.
From 1996-2003 he taught at Stanford University, where he received early tenure in 2001. He specializes in the history of Christianity in Europe during the Reformation era and the long-term influence of the Reformation era on the modern world. Before teaching at Stanford, he earned his Ph.D. in history at Princeton University and was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows; he also has two degrees in philosophy from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. In 2005, he was named the winner of the first annual Hiett Prize in the Humanities from the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, a $50,000 award given to the outstanding mid-career humanities scholar in the United States. Both of his major books, Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe (Harvard, 1999) and The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society (Belknap, 2012), received multiple book awards. Professor Gregory was the recipient of two teaching awards at Stanford and has received three more at Notre Dame.
Department of History