Hi, I am John Slifko, a member of the Board of Directors, Hannah Mather Crocker Society, the University of Notre Dame

John Slifko's Bio:

John Slifko is the Founder and Co-Director of the Roosevelt Center for the Study of Civil Society and Freemasonry. This group exists to provide a singular body of open discourse for faculty and students and those interested in academic research on Freemasonry, and relationship between Freemasonry and the wider civil society. John Slifko’s own research pursuits involve the intersection of Freemasonry and worlds of print in the 18th and 19th century, gender studies, as well as well communication and democratic studies.  

During the 2013 academic year John Slifko gave two publicc talks related to the Freemasons. In 2014 in the French publication Dictionnaire prosopographique: Le Monde maçonnique des Lumières, Mr. Slifko published a paper examining the influences on early American society of a number of printer-journalist Freemasons, including a female Freemason. In another French academic publication, La Pensee et Les Hommes, 2014, Mr. Slifko presented a journal article for publication focusing on the increased role of women within the Freemasons. John Slifko also led lhe Roosevelt Center 2014 1st International Conference  of the Roosevelt Center held on March 23 entitled "At a Perpetual Distance: Universal Freemasonry and its Historical Divisions."  

John Slifko's work with the Roosevelt Center affords him the opportunity to continue a lecture series in Southern California involving a range of scholars and Freemasons, convene conferences and video communication, at appropriate facilties, develop the infrastructure and raise funds for a future scholarly journal, and to foster a travel grant budget for students and faculty. Mr. Slifko's is also on the Board of Directors of the Hnnah Mather Crocker Society, University of Nottre Dame, and Founder and Co-Directore of project AWE focused on the arts and philosphical discourses of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Enlightenment.  

John Slifko's Experience:

  • Former Congressional Staff Member at United States Congress

    Field Representative and Legislative Assistant working on electric vehicles and fuel cells

  • Urban Planner at Los Angeles City Council

    Special Assistant on Planning for Los Angeles International Airport, LAX

John Slifko's Education:

  • UCLA

    Concentration: Urban Planning and Environmental Studies
    Activities: Director of Elections for Graduate Student Association
  • San Francisco States University

    Concentration: Urban Planning and Geography
    Activities: Editor, Urban Action

John Slifko's Interests & Activities:

democratic studies, women's studies,bio-semiotics, archaeoastronomy, spatial studies, hiking, and just plain old relaxing in nature under a tree