Summary: Thesis: Dante's Christology: Finding Christ in the Commedia
My research explores Dantes Commedia through a Christological lens. My research includes a number of theologians who may have influenced Dantes understanding of Christology, Christian metaphysics, and his method of biblical exegesis. These theologians include, but are not limited to, Augustine of Hippo, Thomas Aquinas, and Francis of Assisi.
BA in English and Theology from Alvernia College (Reading, PA) in 2005 with a senior paper: Frodo and Aragorn: Portraits of Christ in Middle-earth. MA in New Testament Theology from Claremont School of Theology (Claremont, CA) in 2009 with the thesis: Many antichrists have come: Orthodoxy and heresy in the Johannine community. MA in Medieval Studies from University of Leeds in 2010 with the thesis: Dantes Christology.
I served as an adjunct instructor at Alvernia University (Reading, PA) in 2011 2013. I am a member of the International English Honours Society, Sigma Tau Delta, since 2003. I have attended a number of their annual conventions presenting papers and serving on roundtables. I am also a member of the Medieval Academy of America and the Dante Society of America.
Matthew Treherne (Italian) and Mark Wynn (School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science)