Joseph S. Flipper serves as Mary Ann Spearin Chair and Associate Professor at the University of Dayton. His interests include twentieth-century Catholicism and black Catholicism in the US. He is the author of Between Apocalypse and Eschaton: History and Eternity in Henri de Lubac (Fortress, 2015). He is currently working on a book entitled The Black Catholic Movement and the Fight for the Local Church. In support of his research, he has been awarded a Ford Foundation fellowship for research at the University of Notre Dame and a Fulbright for teaching and research at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile. In 2021, he served as the Co-Chair of the Conference of Ford Fellows.