History Doctoral Student Peter Cajka Wins Catholic Press Association First Place Award

Boston CollegePeter Cajka doctoral student Peter Cajka has received the 2011 Catholic Press Association first place prize in the category of Best Feature Article in a Scholarly Magazine for “Riding with Saint Paul in the Passenger Side: The Archdiocese of Milwaukee Enters the Automobile Age, 1920-1965” in the journal American Catholic Studies.

The article “offers a great exploration of how technology and religion interact. Its moral implications stand next to a solid analysis of past and present use of technology within the Catholic faith,” according to the CPA.

Cajka’s interest is in the American Catholic experience from 1930 to 1985, especially “how religion worked” in 20th century America.

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