238C Himes Hall
Western Civilization to 1500; Early Medieval History, 300-1000; Later Medieval History, 1000-1500; Graduate Reading Seminar in European History; Undergraduate Seminar on Travel in the Medieval Mediterranean World, 300-1500; Undergraduate Seminar on Martyrs and Martyrdom; Special Topics courses: History of Medieval France, History of Medieval Spain, History of Medieval Ireland, History of Medieval Italy, Pre-Modern Sport, Spectacle, and Entertainment.
Faculty member of LSU in Paris (2014, 2013, 2001), LSU in Italy (2011), and LSU in Ireland (2009, 2002)
Current Research Interests
The Cult of Stephen the Protomartyr, 400-900 (Book project); Ongoing interest in Late Antique and Early Medieval Mediterranean history with an emphasis on religion, culture and society.
Interested in Directing Theses On
Religion, Society and Culture in the Late Antique and Early Medieval Mediterranean world
B.A. magna cum laude, 1988, University of California, Berkeley; M.A., 1991, Princeton University; Ph.D., 1997, Princeton University.
Awards and Honors
Tiger Athletic Foundation President’s Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, 2013
Manship Summer Research Grant, 2012, 2007, 2004
Roselyn Boneno Prize for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching, 2011
BP Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, 2008
Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2006
NEH Summer Stipend, 2005
Council on Research Summer Stipend grant, Summer 2003
NEH Humanities Focus Grant, Fall 2002 – Fall 2003
Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society, recognition certificate, Fall 2003, Fall 2001
Junior Faculty Research Travel Grant, Fall 2003, Spring 2001
Non-tenured Research Fellowship, Fall 2000
NEH Summer Seminar “Marvels of Rome” participant, Summer 1999
LSU General College Outstanding Teacher Award, May 1998
Princeton Graduate Alumni Teaching Award, 1994
“Itinerant Spirituality and the Late Antique Origins of Christian Pilgrimage,” in Shifting Frontiers IV: Travel, Communication and Geography in Late Antiquity, edited by Linda Ellis and Frank Kidner. Ashgate, forthcoming.
“Travellers” in Late Antiquity: A guide to the postclassical world, edited by Glen Bowersock, Peter Brown, and Oleg Grabar. Harvard University Press, 1999.
Wandering Monks, Virgins and Pilgrims (Penn State University Press, 2005)