Gabrielle Girgis

Visiting Scholar

Office: 2020 Nanovic Hall

Gabrielle M. Girgis, Ph.D., is a Visiting Scholar with the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government. She recently completed her doctorate in Politics at Princeton University, with concentrations in political theory and public law. Convinced of the importance of religious liberty for the common good, Dr. Girgis researches and writes on religion’s special protection in American law. Her dissertation on that topic was nominated in 2020 by Princeton’s Politics Department for a Distinguished Dissertation Award given annually to “original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline.” She has written and published on religious liberty topics for conferences, academic journals, and other academic and popular venues.

Prior to graduate study, Dr. Girgis served as Managing Editor of Public Discourse, and received her B.A. in Notre Dame’s Program of Liberal Studies, with a minor in philosophy. Her return has been a homecoming of the best kind! Within the CCCG, she is eager to follow her former professors' example in helping Notre Dame students form themselves intellectually and spiritually.

Most importantly, Dr. Girgis is happily married to her husband Sherif and finds great joy in their two little girls. They have spoken publicly on several occasions about integrating marriage, work, and family life.