James Adams provides research and administrative support for the Contending Modernities research and education initiative. Contending Modernities is an interdisciplinary project devoted to generating new knowledge and greater understanding of the ways that religious and secular forces interact in the modern world. James is editor of the Contending Modernities blog.
James graduated from the Kroc Institute's Master's Program in International Peace Studies in 2012. As a student, he interned with Catholic Relief Services in Mindanao, the Philippines, where he focused on grassroots peacebuilding processes.
Prior to arriving at the University of Notre Dame in 2010, James worked with the L'Arche Community in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and participated in Mediation Northern Ireland’s Next Generation apprenticeship program. James holds a bachelor's degree in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford, UK.