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I am currently a Ph.D. student 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; and Boethius’s medieval legacy.

I previously worked in the academic publishing industry, during which time I held editorial positions at Wiley-Blackwell, Academic Studies PressYale 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.


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


I am currently preparing a new translation of the Old English poem, “The Dream of the Rood,” for volume 3 of New Testament Apocrypha, set to be published by Eerdmans in 2021. I am also co-authoring a new introduction to the poem with Sam Osborn.

Chance Bonar and I are co-organizing the New Testament and Early Christian Studies Conference, successor to the annual Harvard-Yale-Brown Day, which will be held at Boston College in April 2020.

In preparation for presenting at the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies in May 2020, I am writing an paper entitled “The Tree’s Terror: Theological Horror and Eschatological Incertitude in ‘The Dream of the Rood.'”

Alexander D'Alisera

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