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MemberAlexander D'Alisera

…stament and Early Christian Studies Conference, successor to the annual Harvard-Yale-Brown Day, which will be held at Boston College on April 3, 2020.

In pre…
…Ph.D. (History), Boston College, in progress
M.A. (Religion), Yale University, 2017
B.A. (History & Classics), Bard College, 2015…

Welcome to my profile! I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in medieval history at Boston College, where I began my studies in 2019. From 2015 to 2017, I attended Yale University as a Marquand Scholar, where I received my M.A. in religion from the Divinity School. I also hold my B.A. in history and classics from Bard College, where I attended from 2011 to 2015 as an Excellence and Equal Cost Scholar. My current research interests include: early medieval translation and vernacularity; lived religion in early medieval England; the medieval reception of early Christian apocryphal & pseudepigraphical texts; Boethius’s medieval legacy; and Old English poetry, especially “The Dream of the Rood.” I previously worked in the academic publishing industry, during which time I held editorial positions at Wiley-Blackwell, Yale Law School, and Harvard Medical School. At Yale Divinity School, I re-founded the previously defunct scholarly journal of religion Glossolalia, and served as its editor in chief from 2016 to 2018.

MemberCarl R. Rice

…istinction, North Carolina State University, 2016

Ph.D. in Ancient History, Yale University, in progress (anticipated 2022)…
…history.yale.edu/people/carl-rice…

I am a doctoral candidate in Yale University’s combined program in ancient history. I first graduated from West Virginia University in 2013 with two bachelor’s degrees (history and religious studies), then from North Carolina State University in 2016 with a master’s degree in history.   My dissertation project, titled “Religio Licita: Empire, Religion, and Civic Subject, 250-450 CE,” explores the question of normative religion and its role in shaping the subjects of empire in the third, fourth, and fifth centuries. Drawing on an array of primary sources (including historiography, oratory, legal texts, numismatics, and material culture), I argue that the late Roman state became increasingly concerned with policing the boundaries of permissible religio and employed a variety of coercive strategies to enforce conformity. My dissertation project examines the development and articulation of this normative discourse and its consequences for the empire’s subjects.   In addition, I am interested in gender and sexuality studies in the Roman and late Roman worlds, social and cultural histories of antiquity more broadly, and exploring various critical approaches to ‘doing’ ancient history. I also enjoy thinking about various strategies for teaching the ancient world in a modern university classroom.   Please feel free to write me at carl.rice@yale.edu.

MemberCamille Cole

…2013-present, PhD in History, Yale University

2012-2013, MPhil in Historical Studies, University of Cambridge.

2008-2012, BA in Politics and Middle East S…

I am a PhD candidate in History at Yale University, working on the histories of environment, law, and capitalism in late Ottoman Iraq. My dissertation, “Empire on Edge: Land, Law, and Capital in Gilded Age Basra, 1884-1914,” uses microhistory to explore how individual capitalists shaped the emergence of capitalism and modern state practice by manipulating novel state vocabularies and bureaucratic instruments.

MemberPaula Curtis

I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Council on East Asian Studies of Yale University. My research focuses on cross-status socioeconomic networks based on documentary forgery production during Japan’s late medieval era, particularly the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. I am also interested in digital humanities and the use of digital tools to analyze premodern historical sources.

MemberSandra Field

…http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/about/faculty/sandra-field…

Dr Sandra Leonie Field is a political philosopher working at Yale-NUS College, Singapore. Her research investigates conceptions of political power and their implications for democratic theory. She approaches these themes through engagement with texts in the history of philosophy, especially Hobbes and Spinoza. More broadly, she teaches and is interested in political thought, theory, and philosophy, both historical and contemporary; moral philosophy, both Western and non-Western; and social theory.

MemberJoseph Stadolnik

I am a New Haven-based student of medieval English literature and culture, and will be a 2017-18 Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London.  I am currently working on a book project on the rhetoric of the sciences and vernacular literary culture in late-medieval England. I am also interested in manuscript studies and medievalism in the Americas. I earned a Ph. D. in English from Yale University in spring 2017.