85% of graduates from the Early Christian Studies Program have gone on to top-ranked Ph.D. programs. Two graduates won Fulbright Scholarships, one to Austria and the other to Israel. Two other graduates studied abroad, one at Oxford and one at Leuven.
Area(s) of Interest: ‘Christianization’ of the Roman Empire; Christianity and classical culture; Neoplatonism
Area(s) of Interest: Late Latin philology and literature; North African Christianity; gender and martyrdom; the rise of Islam
Area(s) of Interest: Religions of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, comparative literature, Greco-Roman influences on Early Christianity
Area(s) of Interest: Augustine; Gregory the Great; Prudentius; Boethius; Cassiodorus; Late Antique Church councils; Late Antique Christian poetry; liturgics; the history of biblical exegesis; the roots of papal government; Classical ethnography
Area(s) of Interest: Greek linguistics; Greco-Roman contexts of early Christian literature; Early Christianity schisms; succession crises in early Christianity
Area(s) of Interest: Ancient story-telling; Late Antique hagiography; women and liminal figures in religion; Latin pedagogy