Born and raised in Quebec, Patrick Lacroix earned a master’s degree in history at Brock University and attended the University of New Hampshire on a Fulbright scholarship. His doctoral dissertation, “John F. Kennedy and the Politics of Faith,” is set to appear at the University Press of Kansas next spring. Beyond his work on the church-state issues in modern American history, Dr. Lacroix is widely published in the field of French-Canadian migrations and Franco-Americans studies. His research has notably appeared in the Catholic Historical Review, the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and the Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française. He has taught at Phillips Exeter Academy, Bishop’s University, Acadia University, and Mount Saint Vincent University.