All women of the Collaborative are warmly invited to join us on Zoom as our women’s group hosts Michele Dillon, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire.  A frequent lecturer on Women in the Church and contemporary Catholic issues, Dr. Dillon will be sharing her insights on this years theme, “The Still-Small Voice: Discerning God’s Presence in the Present”.

She was educated at University College Dublin (with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a Master’s in Sociology) and the University of California, Berkeley where she received her PhD in Sociology. Her research focuses primarily on contemporary Catholicism.

Her publications include Postsecular Catholicism (Oxford University Press, 2018), Catholic Identity: Balancing Reason, Faith, and Power (Cambridge University Press, 1999), American Catholics in Transition (co-authors W. D’Antonio & M. Gautier; Rowman & Littlefield, 2013), In the Course of a Lifetime: Tracing Religious Belief, Practice and Change (co-author Paul Wink; University of California Press, 2007) – named by Choice as an outstanding title of 2007, Debating Divorce: Moral Conflict in Ireland (University Press of Kentucky, 1993), Handbook of the Sociology of Religion (editor, Cambridge University Press, 2003), Introduction to Sociological Theory (Wiley-Blackwell, 3rd ed., 2020), the Concise Reader in Sociological Theory (Wiley 2021), and over 50 book chapters and
articles in journals such as Sociological TheoryJournal for the Scientific Study of ReligionSociology of ReligionPublic Opinion Quarterly, and Journal of Adult Development.

If you are interested in attending this virtual gathering please email Carolyn Anderson.


Tuesday, January 19 at 7:00pm on Zoom: “The Still-Small Voice: Discerning God’s Presence in the Present”