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Paul Kollman

Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame
PhD (University of Chicago Divinity School)

Paul Kollman, CSC, is associate professor of theology and has been on the faculty at Notre Dame in the Department of Theology since 2001. Before that he taught at the Queen of Apostles Philosophy Seminary in Jinja, Uganda, and Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Since being at Notre Dame he has also taught at Tangaza College, Nairobi, Kenya. His scholarship focuses on African Christianity, mission history, and world Christianity, and he has taught and carried out research in Africa and in archives around the world. Kollman earned his PhD from the University of Chicago Divinity School (2001), and a BA and MDiv from Notre Dame (1984, 1990). He is the author of The Evangelization of Slaves and Catholic Origins in Eastern Africa, co-author of Understanding World Christianity: Eastern Africa, and numerous other publications in professional journals. He has served as executive director of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns, as president of the American Society of Missiology, and is currently president of the International Association of Mission Studies. Kollman is also a fellow of the Kellogg, Kroc, and Nanovic Institutes at Notre Dame. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Kollman currently lives in O’Neill Hall at Notre Dame.

Areas of expertise

  • World Religions and World Church
  • History of Christianity

Media & Publications

  • The Evangelization of Slaves and Catholic Origins in Eastern Africa Book Publication
  • “Analyzing Emerging Christianities: Recent Insights from the Social Sciences" Article
  • “Understanding the World-Christian Turn in the History of Christianity and Theology" Article
  • “Considering Benedict Options: Missiological Reflections in a Fractious Age” Article
  • Understanding World Christianity: Eastern Africa Book Publication

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