Valentina Napolitano Publishes Migrant Hearts

Cover image of Migrant HeartsProf. Valentina Napolitano’s new book published by Fordham University Press examines contemporary migration in the context of a Roman Catholic Church eager to both comprehend and act upon the movements of peoples. Combining extensive fieldwork with lay and religious Latin American migrants in Rome and analysis of the Catholic Church’s historical desires and anxieties around conversion since the period of colonization, Napolitano sketches the dynamics of a return to a faith’s putative center. Check out the book website at