Montserrat Directors

As a special program within the Holy Cross curriculum, Montserrat is guided by faculty members, including a director of the overall program and a director for each cluster. These professors are deeply involved in all cluster-related activities, widening the group of faculty members you will get to know as mentors.

Alison Bryant Ludden

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Montserrat Director

Professor, Psychology
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Fields: Adolescent development, youth risk and resiliency, motivation and schooling, adolescents' use of caffeine and other substances, and civic engagement
Email: aludden@holycross.edu
Office: Smith 225  PO Box: 114A  Phone: (508) 793-3003
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Jorge Santos

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Montserrat Cluster Director, Contemporary Challenges

Associate Professor, English
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Fields: Ethnic American Literature; Immigrant/Migrant Literature; Ethnic Studies; American Cultural Studies; Graphic Narrative; Asian American Literature
Email: jsantos@holycross.edu  
Office:  Fenwick 225   Phone: 508-793-3460
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Shawn Maurer

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Montserrat Cluster Director, Core Human Questions

Professor, English
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Fields: 18th Century British literature and Culture; History and Theory of the Novel; Satire; Feminist and Critical Theory; Women's and Gender Studies; Women Writers; Female Modernism, esp. Dorothy Richardson; 19th and 20th Century Anglo-American Women's Poetry
Email: smaurer@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 229   Phone: 508-793-3444
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Peter Fritz

Peter Fritz

Montserrat Cluster Director, Divine

Edward Bennett Williams Fellow, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
FieldsCatholic systematic theology (especially the theology of Karl Rahner, SJ), modern Christian history, theological aesthetics, theology and visual art, critical responses to neoliberal capitalism
Email: pfritz@holycross.edu  
OfficeSmith 434 Phone508-793-3501
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Bridget Franco

Bridget Franco

Montserrat Cluster Director, Global Society

Associate Professor, Spanish
Ph.D. University of California - Irvine
Fields: Contemporary Latin American Literature; 20th- & 21st-Century Southern Cone Literature and Film; Philosophy and Politics in Literature
Email: bfranco@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 412 Phone: (508) 793-2291
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Florencia Anggoro

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Montserrat Cluster Director, Natural World

Associate Professor, Psychology
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Fields: Conceptual development; science learning; relational thinking; culture, language, and cognition
Email: fanggoro@holycross.edu 
Office: Beaven 323   Phone: (508) 793-2748
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Renee Beard

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Montserrat Cluster Director, Self

Associate Professor, Sociology/Anthropology
Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
Fields: medical sociology, social gerontology, illness narratives, Alzheimer's, social movements
Email: rbeard@holycross.edu 
Office: Beaven 218  Phone: (508) 793-3054
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