I am currently a Ph.D. student in the combined doctoral program in Ancient History at Yale University.

I explore the interactions between the Roman government and marginalized religious groups during the period known as Late Antiquity (c. 150-700 CE).  My chief interest lies in how and why those relationships changed as the Roman empire became increasingly Christianized throughout that period.  I seek to better understand where, when, and why the Roman government (whether Christian or non-Christian) used violence to police and enforce religious norms and identities. I also examine other means (such as law, ritual, and architecture) the government employed to reinforce these normative religious identities.  I am also interested in gender and sexuality studies in the Roman world.

Please feel free to contact me at carl.rice@yale.edu with any questions.


B.A. in History, summa cum laude West Virginia University, 2013

B.A. in Religious Studies, summa cum laude, West Virginia University, 2013

M.A. in Historyawarded with distinction, North Carolina State University, 2016

Ph.D. in Ancient History, Yale University, in progress (anticipated 2022)

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