AboutScholar of religion in late antiquity / teacher of religious studies and the history of Christianity / researching at the intersection of religion, ritual, drugs, and medicine in the ancient mediterranean world.
EducationElon University (B.A., 2005)
Emory University (M.T.S., 2007)
Fordham University (M.Phil., 2012; Ph.D., 2015)
BOOKS Raised on Christian Milk: Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity. Yale University Press, 2017.
“Blended with the Savior: Gregory of Nyssa’s Eucharistic Pharmacology in the Catechetical Oration,” forthcoming in Studies in Late Antiquity (December 2018)
“Fed to Perfection: Mother’s Milk, Roman Family Values, and the Transformation of the Soul in Gregory of Nyssa,” Church History
84.3 (2015): 495-530.
“The Health-Giving Cup: Cyprian’s Ep. 63 and the Medicinal Power of Eucharistic Wine,” Journal of Early Christian Studies
23.2 (2015): 189-211.
Upcoming Talks and ConferencesNorth American Patristics Societies (May 2018)
American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature (November 2018)
MembershipsNorth American Patristics Society
American Academy of Religion
Society of Biblical Literature
American Society for Church History