The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies

Founded at Boston College in 2014, the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies seeks to deepen understanding and appreciation for the history, spirituality, educational heritage, and pedagogical approaches of the Society of Jesus.

The Institute hopes to serve as a dynamic and collaborative scholarly resource—both at Boston College and around the world—for important coursework, publications, symposia, online materials, and other programs that convey the distinctive character of the Jesuit mission.

In addition to the Portal to Jesuit Studies, programs and services provided by the Institute include:



Feore Family Lecture Series on Jesuit Studies

The Feore Family Lecture Series, which features the presentation of the George E. Ganss, S.J. Award, recognizes the contributions of the world’s preeminent scholars in the field of Jesuit Studies.


Jesuit Sources

Jesuit Sources has published more than 100 volumes to preserve, maintain, and expand for scholars around the world important texts and studies in Jesuit history, spirituality, and pedagogy.


Fellowship Program

The Institute’s in-residence fellowships facilitate the completion and/or publication of academic work related to the Society of Jesus.


Journal of Jesuit Studies

The Institute allows for Open Access to the Journal of Jesuit Studies, a peer-reviewed quarterly dedicated to the study of Jesuit history.


International Symposia on Jesuit Studies

The International Symposia on Jesuit Studies, crossing thematic, chronological, and disciplinary boundaries, offer annual opportunities for academic exchanges within the global community of Jesuit Studies scholars.


Jesuit Online Bibliography

Accessible in Open Access, the Jesuit Online Bibliography is forthcoming database of bibliographical records on scholarship (books, chapters, articles, reviews, dissertation, and others materials) in the field of Jesuit Studies. To learn more, please contact


Certificate in Jesuit Studies

The immersion, online, and on-campus graduate courses offered through the Certificate in Jesuit Studies program present a variety of opportunities for participants to develop a deep, informed understanding of the spirituality, history, pedagogy, leadership methods, and other aspects associated with the Society of Jesus and its apostolates.


Ever to Excel

Ever to Excel brings high school students to Boston College for one week in the summer in order to learn more about Jesuit spirituality, history, and education and to deepen their faith.



More about the Institute, its mission, and its staff can be found at