Anthony Valle’s areas of academic specialization and interest include the thought of Joseph Ratzinger, Christology, and ascetical-mystical theology. He holds the academic degrees of B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in the Program of Liberal Studies-Great Books, M.A. from Columbia University in English and Comparative Literature, M.A. from St. Joseph’s Seminary in dogmatic theology, and S.T.L. from the Pontificio Ateneo Regina Apostolorum in dogmatic theology. A recipient of a Vatican grant from the Fondazione Vaticana Joseph Ratzinger-Benedetto XVI, he is currently writing his doctoral dissertation on the thought of Joseph Ratzinger for the S.T.D. degree in dogmatic theology at the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce in Rome. He has also studied theology and literature at Yale University and patristics at the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum. Having published in both academic and popular fora, he has a forthcoming publication originally delivered at the Catholic University of America that is titled “Quid est libertas? The Pedagogy of Freedom in Joseph Ratzinger-Pope Benedict XVI,” while his most recent article for a general audience was published in the Vatican’s L’Osservatore Romano and is titled “A Study Weekend with the Professor Pope: Ecumenism, Truth and Children.” He has given academic lectures throughout Europe and the United States on the thought of Joseph Ratzinger, has been interviewed by various national and international media outlets on Pope Benedict XVI, and is a member of the Neuer Schülerkreis Joseph Ratzinger-Papst Benedikt XVI.