Gerald J. Beyer is Professor of Christian Ethics at Villanova University. He serves as Vice President of the Villanova Chapter of the American Association of University Professors and Vice Chair of Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice. His publications include Recovering Solidarity: Lessons from Poland’s Unfinished Revolution (Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2010) and Just Universities: Catholic Social Teaching Confronts Corporatized Higher Education(Fordham University Press, 2021). Beyer co-edited and contributed a chapter to the critical edition of Karol Wojtyła, Katolicka etyka społeczna (Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL, 2018). His article “Labor Unions, Adjuncts, and the Mission and Identity of Catholic Universities” won the 2015 College Theology Society Best Article Published in Theology Award.
Upon completing the book, I wanted to turn my attention to my other scholarly interests. I wanted to look away. However, the book, despite whatever shortcomings it has, seems to have struck a chord. Reading groups have used it on several campuses. I have given more talks already since its 2021 publication than about any other topic over the course of my career.