AboutResearch Associate and Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia
EducationBrown University, Ph.D.,Religious Studies
University of Notre Dame, MA, Early Christian Studies
Creighton University, Cl BA magna cum laude, Theology/Greek
(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).
ProjectsA New Translation of Socrates’s Ecclesiastical History (with David Maldonado-Rivera and Jeremy Schott)
Upcoming Talks and Conferences
MembershipsSociety of Biblical Literature
North American Patristics Society