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2017-18

Jacob D Martin

His research is focused on the transformation of religious representation in Irish and Irish diasporic cinema since the Second World War, particularly as it relates to Catholicism’s diminishing role in contemporary Irish cultural identity.

Biography: Jacob is a Jesuit priest and comedian. He earned an M.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University, an M.Div from Santa Clara University and a MTh from Heythrop College, University of London. He has performed as a comedian at numerous venues throughout the U.S. and his solo show Learning to Pray in Front of the Television was selected as an official entry for the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His book What’s So Funny About Faith, was published in 2012 by Loyola Press.

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