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John Anthony Corrigan, American humanities educator. Illinois Arts Council grantee, 1981, American Philosophical Society research grantee, 1991, National Endowment of the Humanities travel and research grantee, 1984, 86.


Corrigan, John Anthony was born on October 16, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of John Anthony and Ita Dorothy (McDonnell) Corrigan.


Bachelor, University Dayton, 1972. Master of Arts, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1982.


He is the Lucius Moody Bristol Distinguished Professor of Religion and Professor of History at Florida State University (FSU). He is a leader in the academic study of religion and emotion and in the field of the spatial humanities. His narrative histories of religion in America are widely adopted in university courses.

He used to be a union bricklayer in Chicago. He served as regular or visiting faculty at the University of Virginia, Harvard University, Arizona State University, Oxford University, University of London, University of Halle-Wittenberg, University College (Dublin), visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome, and Research Associate at the American Antiquarian Society. He also has taught at the Florence Center of FSU.



He is the editor of the Chicago History of American Religion, a book series published by the University of Chicago Press, co-editor of The Spatial Humanities, a book series published by Indiana University Press, and co-editor of the academic journal Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture.


Member American Association of University Professors, Organization American Historians, American Society for 18th Century Studies, American Society of Church History, American Academy of Religion, American Studies Association, American History Association.


Married Sheila Marie Curran, September 16, 1984. 1 child, Curran M.

John Anthony Corrigan

Ita Dorothy (McDonnell) Corrigan

Sheila Marie Curran

Curran M. Corrigan