- The Flannery O'Connor Review, Vol. 10 published Ciuba's expanded version of the 2011 conference address, "'To the Hard of Hearing You Shout': Flannery O'Connor and the Imagination of Deafness.'"
- Published "'Not His Son': Violent Kinship and the Spirit of Adoption in The Violent Bear It Away" in Dark Faith: New Essays on Flannery O'Connor's The Violent Bear It Away. Edited by Susan Srigley. University of Notre Dame Press, 2012, pp57-86.
- Donahoo presented "Recasting the Monuments: O'Connor and Histories of the South" - the Flannery O’Connor Memorial Lecture/Reading at Georgia College on Monday, March 19, 2012.
- Gentry presented "The Influence of Carson McCullers and Erskine Caldwell on Flannery O'Connor" as part of the February Lecture Series at Andalusia, February 3, 2013.
- Book project, Approaches to Teaching the Works of Flannery O’Connor, proposal with John D. Cox of NEH, accepted by Modern Language Association’s publications committee
- Conference panel member, "Navigating the Publication Process: Best Practices for Preparing Scholarly Journal Articles for Review," sponsored by Council of Editors of Learned Journals, SAMLA, Atlanta, Nov. 2011. [Gentry has agreed to chair the 2012 CELJ session for SAMLA in Durham, NC.]
- Conference panel member, “Judging the Priest’s Behavior in ‘The Displaced Person,’” Mysterious America: Crime Fiction in American Culture, American Lit. Assoc. Symposium on Fiction, Savannah, Oct. 2011
- Conference panel member, “The Ongoing Influence on Flannery O’Connor of Carson McCullers’s First Two Novels,” Carson McCullers: An Interdisciplinary Conference and 94th Birthday Celebration. Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, Feb. 2011
- Sponsored Ying Huang from Xi’an, China, as a Research Scholar at GCSU, Aug. 2011-Jan. 2012
- Talks at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and GCSU Alumni Club in February, 2012
- At Home with Flannery O’Connor (interviews conducted by Frances Florencourt, Sarah Gordon, Craig Amason and Bruce Gentry; edited by Bruce Gentry and Craig Amason); published in April, 2012 by The Flannery O'Connor-Andalusia Foundation.
- Review of A Skeptic’s Guide to Writers’ Houses, with Craig Amason, in Flannery O'Connor Review 10 (2012): pp124-25.
- Shared with Craig Amason of the Foundation a booth (and its expenses) at the Decatur Book Festival, Labor Day weekend of 2012.
- Continues to meet at Andalusia with the O'Connor reading group from First Presbyterian Church in Milledgeville.
- Teaching a pilot course in Author Immersion Studies for the M. A. in English program at Grand Valley State University. The focus of the pilot is Flannery O'Connor, and the class culminated in a week-long trip to Milledgeville in late July and early August, 2012, to visit the O'Connor Collection, learn the protocols of archival work from Josh Kitchens, learn methods of reconstructing history from Craig Amason, learn from a talk by Louise Florencourt the issues that surround manuscript copyrights, intellectual property, and vouchsafing the O'Connor legacy. In addition, the students read monographs in the first month of the course by Georgia scholars Sarah Gordon, Hank Edmondson, and Bruce Gentry, and each of them was a featured speaker at a luncheon or supper and shared with the students something of their adventures in O'Connor studies. The students also read Conversations with Flannery O'Connor, edited by Rosemary Magee. Bill Sessions spoke to the group with regard to his upcoming biography. The students read "Passing by the Dragon" and other Sessions essays on O'Connor in preparation for that particular presentation.
- Currently serving as the President of the Flannery O'Connor Society
Appointed Director of the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) at Emory University, Atlanta, in 2012. MARBL contains several significant collections associated with Flannery O'Connor, including the Betty Hester papers and the Sally Fitzgerald papers.
- Lecture - "Flannery O'Connor and Freud, the Meaning of Life in Death" sponsored by the Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory University on October 25 & 29, 2012.
- Featured speaker for the "Flannery O'Connor: The Legacy of a Southern Catholic Writer" Symposium at Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Church & Catholic Student Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, November 9-10, 2012.
- Essay - "The Ambiguity of Vocation: Or, what Flannery meant by 'Malgré Lui,'" in a new volume on Wise Blood edited by John Han and including other O'Connor scholars.
- Upcoming biography: "Stalking Joy": The Life and Times of Flannery O'Connor.
- Review of Jonathan Rogers's book The Terrible Speed of Mercy for The Gospel Coalition.
- Revised an essay on O'Connor and the Agrarians for a forthcoming book, The Politics of Flannery O'Connor, by Hank Edmonson.
- Delivered a paper, "Flannery O'Connor's Supra-Catholic Conversions," at a conference at Belmont Abbey College in June, 2012.
- Assisted Bill Sessions in revising his entire manuscript of the biography of Flannery O'Connor, Stalking Joy.
- Review of The Terrible Speed of Mercy: A Spiritual Biography of Flannery O'Connor by Jonathan Rogers for The Gospel Coalition website.
- Brought to Andalusia a student working with him on a Summer Research Grant on O'Connor in summer 2010.
- Lectures presented at public libraries for the North Carolina Humanities Council "Let's Talk About It" book series, including information about Andalusia
- Essay "Flannery O'Connor, Benedict XVI, and the Divine Eros" was given the Lionel Basney Award for the Outstanding Essay published in Christianity and Literature for 2011 at the national meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature in Seattle in December 2011. This essay was also published in Ragione, Fiction e Fede: Convegno internationale su Flannery O'Connor. A cura Enrique Fuster e John Wauck. Rome, Italy: Poeta & Christianesimo, 2011. pp113-45.
- Presented a lecture, “Living and Dying Upon Dogma: Newman and O’Connor on Christian Formation,” at several conferences. It was a plenary address at “Revelation and Convergence: Flannery O'Connor Among the Philosophers and Theologians,” Loyola University Chicago, October 8, 2011. It was also presented at “Educating for Wisdom in the 21st Century,”the Annual Symposium of the Institute for Faith and Learning, Baylor University, October 28, 2011, and at “Radical Emancipation: Confronting the Challenge of Secularism,” the Annual Symposium of the Center for Ethics and Culture, University of Notre Dame, November 11, 2011.
- Presented “Flannery O’Connor: Race and Responsibility in a Christ-Haunted South” at The Veritas Forum, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, March 13, 2012.
- Presented “Why We Need Somebody to Shoot Us Every Minute of Our Lives: Flannery O’Connor’s ‘A Good Man Is Hard to Find,’” plenary address, Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature, Anderson University, Anderson, SC, April 13, 2012.
- Gave a two-week seminar, “Flannery O’Connor, the Gospel and the Imagination,” at Regent College in Vancouver, BC, summer 2012.
Taught O'Connor stories in adult Sunday School classes at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Batesville, AR ("The Displaced Person" + the film, "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," and "Revelation" "The Enduring Chill") on Pentecost Sunday.