"Alice Gallin is one of the brightest stars in the world of higher education. [Gallin's] Negotiating Identity brings us a remarkably well-written, lively yet detailed account of what has happened during the past 40 years, as American Catholic education has become simply 'catholic.' It might be said that she has justified Alexis de Tocqueville's claim that American Catholics are 'both the most obedient of the faithful and the most independent of citizens."' - Blanche Blank, Center for Philanthropy, New York University, and former President of Hunter College "Ursuline Sister Alice Gallin is Father Theodore Hesburgh's contemporary in the world of Catholic higher education.... There is no one better placed to retell the story of Catholic educators' latter-day attempt to stand with one foot in the Church and the other in the secular culture, and no one more steadfast in her belief that the boat has never drifted too far from the dock. What she presents is not a simple memoir; she has painstakingly searched a variety of archives to give many voices a hearing." - First Things"
About the Author
ALICE GALLIN, O.S.U., is the author of Independence and a New Partnership in Catholic Higher Education (Notre Dame Press, 1996) and American Catholic Higher Education: Essential Documents 1967-1990 (Notre Dame Press, 1992).