Short CV/Education and training

  • 2005
    MTh in Church History, University of Wales

  • 2000
    Diploma in Classical Studies, Open University

  • 1999
    BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, Wheaton College

Selected publications

  • The Grammarian and his History: Imagining Christian Knowledge in the Tura Papyri. (University of California Press, 2018) (at press).

  • “Didymus the Grammarian: The School of Didymus the Blind in the Light of the Tura Find,” in School and Monastery: Rethinking Monastic Education, ed. Samuel Rubenson and Lillian Larsen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. (at press)

  • “Of Sojourners and Soldiers: Demonic Violence in the Letters of Antony and the Life of Antony,” in Violence, Education and Social Reproduction, vol. 3, ed. Kate Cooper, and Jamie Wood. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. (at press)

  • “Hegemony and Homecoming in the Ascetic Imagination: Sextus, Silvanus and Monastic Instruction in Egypt,” in The Nag Hammadi Codices in the Context of Fourth- and Fifth-Century Egypt, Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum 86, ed. Hugo Lundhaug and Lance Jennot. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017. (at press)

  • “A Disciplined Mind in an Orderly World: mimesis in late antique ethical regimes ,” in Metapher – Narratio – Mimesis – Doxologie, Begründungsformen frühchristlicher und antiker Ethik, Kontexte und Normen neutestamentlicher Ethik/ Contexts and Norms of New Testament Ethics Band VI, ed. Ulrich Volp, Friedrich Horn, and Ruben Zimmermann, WUNT. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016 (p. 235-256).

  • “The Oblique Ethics of the Letters of Antony,” in L’identité à travers l’éthique. Nouvelles perspectives sur la formation des identités collectives dans le monde greco-romain, ed. Kathell Berthelot and Ron Naiweld, 169-185. Turnhout: Brepols, 2015.

  • “Evagrius and Authority” in Evagrius and His Legacy, ed. Robin Darling Young, and Joel Kalvesmaki. Notre Dame: Notre Dame University Press, 2016. (p. 96-127)

  • “Straight Reading: Shame and the Normal in Epiphanius' Polemic against Origen,” Journal of Early Christian Studies 21.3 (2013): 413–435.

  • “Gregory Taught, Gregory Written: The Effacement and Definition of Individualization from the Third to the Fourth Centuries,” in Reflections on Religious Individuality: Greco-Roman and Judaeo-Christian Texts and Practices, Religionsgeschichtliches Versuche und Vorarbeiten 62, ed. Jörg Rüpke, 119–144. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2012.

  • “Exegetical Curricula in Origen, Didymus, and Evagrius: Pedagogical Agenda and the Case for Neoplatonist Influence,” Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2007, Studia Patristica XLIV (2010): 281–294.

  • “Becoming Men, Staying Women: Gender Ambivalence in Christian Apocryphal Texts and Contexts,” Feminist Theology 18.3 (2010): 341–355.

  • Mind, Text, and Commentary: Noetic Exegesis in Origen of Alexandria, Didymus the Blind and Evagrius Ponticus. Early Christianity in the Context of Antiquity, vol. 6. (Peter Lang, 2010).


Selected projects

  • Fritz Thyssen Foundation: Didymos Grammatikos, 2014 – 2017

  • German Research Council: Didymus, Silvanus, and the Adversary, 2017 – 2020

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Society of Biblical Literature / American Academy of Religion

  • Deutsche Verein der Religionswissenschaften

  • North American Patristics Society

  • Ecclesiastical History Society

  • British Patristics Society

  • International Association of Patristic Studies

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • funding acquisition

    bilingual and bicultural teaching

    diversity and inclusion

    feminist pedagogies


Other activities and achievements/family

  • President's Merit Scholarship

  • German (near-native fluency)

    French (reading ability)

    Greek (research ability)

    Coptic (research ability)

    Latin (research ability)

  • editorial board member for the journal Studies in Late Antiquity

  • peer reviewer for the Journal of Early Christian Studies

  • peer reviewer for Vigiliae Christianae

  • dissertation and thesis examiner for University of Leipzig and University of Mainz

  • mentor in intramural Christiane de Pizan coaching program

  • seminars on grant writing for intramural coaching program

    coordinator of the departmental Centre for Ethics in Antiquity and Christianity

  • research collaborator and search committee member for post-doctoral fellowships on the ERC-funded NEWCONT project in Oslo.

  • departmental committee member on the committees for public relations,

    university senate committee member on the committee for gender equality


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