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Research Associate and Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia


Brown University, Ph.D.,Religious Studies

University of Notre Dame, MA, Early Christian Studies

Creighton University, Cl BA magna cum laude, Theology/Greek


Books (link to press)

Constantinople: Ritual, Violence, and Memory in the Making of a Christian Imperial Capital (University of California Press, forthcoming)

The Women Jesus Met: Homilies by Jacob of Sarug, translation by Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Sebastian Brock, Reyhan Durmaz, Rebecca Stephens Falcasantos, Michael Payne, and Daniel Picus (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2016).

Articles and Chapters

“Wandering Wombs, Inspired Intellects: Christian Religious Travel in Late Antiquity,” Journal of Early Christian Studies 25.1 (Spring 2017).

“Christian Religious Symbolism and Pilgrimage,” in Routledge Handbook on Jerusalem, edited by Suleiman Mourad, Bedros Der Matossian, and Naomi Koltun-Fromm (Routledge Press, 2019).

“A School for the Soul: John Chrysostom on Mimesis and the Force of Ritual Habit,” in The Garb of Being: Embodiment and Other Pursuits of Holiness in Late Ancient Christianity, edited by Georgia Frank, Andrew S. Jacobs, and Susan R. Holman (Fordham University Press, 2019).

“The City a Palimpsest: Fifth-century Historiography and the Rewriting of Arian Violence,” in Heirs of Roman Persecution: Studies on a Christian and Para-Christian Discourse in Late Antiquity, edited by Eric Fournier and Wendy Mayer (Routledge Press, 2019).


A New Translation of Socrates’s Ecclesiastical History (with David Maldonado-Rivera and Jeremy Schott)

Upcoming Talks and Conferences




Society of Biblical Literature

North American Patristics Society

Rebecca Stephens Falcasantos

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