Joel Brady


Joel Brady

Part-time instructor

PhD Cooperative Doctoral Program in Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2012

PhD Certificate in Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2011

MA Historical Theology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2005

BA English Literature, University of Pittsburgh, 2003

Office: 1228 Cathedral of Learning

Courses Taught

Cross-Cultural Representations of Prison

Vampire: Blood and Empire

Madness and Madmen in Russian Culture

Religion, Migration and Social Change

History of Christianity

East European Civilization

Religions of the West: Judaism, Christianity, Islam

University Teaching Practicum


“Transnational Conversions: Greek Catholic Migrants and Russky Orthodox Conversion Movements in Austria-Hungary, Russia, and the Americas (1890-1914),” PhD Thesis, University of Pittsburgh, 2012.

“Becoming What We Always Were: ‘Conversion’ of U.S. Greek Catholics to Russian Orthodoxy, 1890-1914.” U.S. Catholic Historian 32, no. 1 (Winter 2014): 23-48.

“Religion and Ethnic Diversity,” in Cortés, Carlos E., ed., Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia. SAGE Publications, 2013.

“John Paul Himka, Last Judgment Iconography in the Carpathians (Review).” Slovo 22, no. 1 (Spring 2010).

“Rival Organization for the Study of Eastern Christianity Also Convenes in October.” The ASEC Newsletter 7, no. 1 (February 2010).

Forthcoming: “East European Assimilation and (Re)Integration: The Interwar Legacies of Transatlantic Migration and ‘Russian’ Orthodox Conversion (1918-1939).” Canadian Slavonic Papers (manuscript accepted, pending revision, forthcoming 2015).

Forthcoming: “Religion & Ethnicity: Conflicting and Converging Identities.” With Edin Hajdarpasic in Livezeanu, Irina and Arpad von Klimo, eds. The Routledge History of East Central Europe since 1700 (under contract, manuscript accepted, pending revision, forthcoming 2014).

Forthcoming: “Transnational Conversions: Migrants in America and Greek Catholic Conversion Movements to Eastern Orthodoxy in the Habsburg Empire, 1900-1914.” In the edited volume to be published in conjunction with the 2009 University of Alberta Conference on Eastern Christians in the Habsburg Monarchy.