Tess Fitzsimmons

Tess Fitzsimmons

Class: 2021

Program: MA in ECS

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

Tess Fitzsimmons is originally from Geneva, IL, and received her A.B. magna cum laude in History and Literature and Celtic Languages and Literatures from Harvard College in 2019. As an undergraduate, she spent time working in the Houghton Library and editing the Ichthus, Harvard's undergraduate journal of Christian thought and expression. At Notre Dame, she looks forward to exploring and expanding her interest in the roots of papal government and Late Antique Latin Christianity in general. In her free time, Tess enjoys reading and spending time with her dogs.