David Lantigua

  • Associate Professor, Moral Theology and Christian Ethics, University of Notre Dame

  • Co-Director, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism


David Lantigua is Co-Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame. He is author of Infidels and Empires in a New World Order: Early Modern Spanish Contributions to International Legal Thought (CUP, 2020), and co-editor with Lawrence Clayton of Bartolomé de las Casas and the Defense of Amerindian Rights: A Brief History with Documents (University of Alabama Press, 2020). He is also co-author with Darrell Fasching and Dell deChant of Comparative Religious Ethics: A Narrative Approach to Global Ethics (Wiley, 2011). Before Notre Dame, he was an Assistant Professor at The Catholic University of America.

Academic biography


Research topics

His research explores Spanish late scholastic moral and legal thought, and the colonial history of international relations. Additionally, his work considers Catholic social teaching and human rights, Latin American theology, and comparative religious ethics.