The June O'Connor papers consist of correspondence, press clippings, fliers, newsletters, programs, typescripts, and documents.
The collection outlines Dr. O'Connor's career as an educator of religious studies at the University of California, Riverside
(UCR) from 1973 through 2007, in addition to personal accomplishments preceding her arrival in Riverside, California. Her
active participation in the academic field of religious studies and religious organizations is also documented.
Dr. June O'Connor came to the University of California, Riverside (UCR) in 1973. Since arriving at UCR, she served as Professor
and Chair of the Religious Studies program and subsequent department. Dr. O'Connor completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in
English at Mundelein College (1964), a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Theology at Marquette University (1966), an M.A. in Religion
at Temple University (1972), and a Ph.D. in Religious Ethics at Temple University (1973). Her research in comparative religious
ethics focuses on selected issues such as violence and nonviolence, abortion, feminist perspectives, third world theologies
and testimonial writings, and methods of ethical inquiry and analysis. Dr. O'Connor has published over 35 articles and two
books: "The Moral Vision of Dorothy Day" (1991) and "The Quest for Political and Spiritual Liberation: A Study in the Thought
of Sri Aurobindo Ghose" (1977). She received the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Faculty Public Service Award at UCR.
She has served as a research fellow at the UCR Center for Ideas and Society, acting as the principal organizer of the conference
"Religion and Ethnic Conflict", held at the Riverside campus on April 28-30, 1995. In addition to being a noted professor,
she also regularly takes on the persona of advice columnist for "Dear June", a column featured in Catholic Digest.
5.75 linear feet
(3 record storage boxes; on-shelf)
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The papers are open for research.