Graduate Theological Union

Mary E. McGann (RSCJ)

Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University
Adjunct Associate Professor of Liturgical Studies
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1996

PhD, Graduate Theological Union, 1996
MA, University of Notre Dame, 1980
MA, LaSalle University, 1974
BMus, Manhattanville College, 1965

Phone: 510/549-5000

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Ritual Studies in Liturgical Scholarship
  • Ecology and Liturgy
  • Women, Spirituality, and Worship
  • Ethnography of Ritual Performance
  • Inculturation and Liturgy
  • Liturgy and Spirituality

Selected Publications

  • Let It Shine! The Emergence of African-American Catholic Worship (with contributions from Eva Marie Lumas, SSS, and Ronald D. Harbor), Fordham University Press, 2008.
  • Precious Fountain: Music in the Worship of an African-American Catholic Community, Liturgical Press, 2004.
  • Exploring Music as Worship and Theology: Research in Liturgical Practice, Liturgical Press, 2004.
  • “Committed to Earth's Waters for Life: Baptism in a Time of Global Water Crisis,” in Drenched in Grace: Essays in Baptismal Ecclesiology, Lizette Larson Miller and Walter Knowles, eds.Wipf & Stock, 2013.
  • “Making Vital Connections: Developing Creational Consciousness in Life and Worship,” Liturgy, Spring 2012.
  • “Liturgical-Musical Ethnography: Challenges and Promise,” Jaarboek vor Liturgie-Onderzoek, 2010.