I am a Ph.D. student of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures at the University of Caliofornia, Los Angeles. My research pertains to medieval literature and intellectual history, with a particular focus on asceticism, mysticism, and education.


2015 – present || The University of California, Los Angeles || Near Eastern Languages and Cultures || Ph.D. Student


2013 – 2015 || The University of Notre Dame || Early Christian Studies || M.A.


2011 – 2013 || Wheaton College (Illinois) || Historical Theology || M.A.


2009 – 2011 || The University of California, Los Angeles || Linguistics || B.A. summa cum laude

Other Publications

Invited Book Contributions

  1. “Psalms” in Discovering the Septuagint: A Guided Reader, Karen H. Jobes, Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2016, pp. 175-197, 200-203. http://www.kregel.com/reference/discovering-the-septuagint/

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. “‘Let us Mourn Continuously:’ John Chrysostom and the Early Christian Transformation of Mourning,” in Emotions in Patristic Literature: New Perspectives and Future Prospects, ed. Ioannis Papadogiannakis, Studia Patristica, Leuven: Peeters (forthcoming 2017).

  2. “Armenian Manuscripts at the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana,” forthcoming in Manuscripta 62.1 (2018).

  3. “Naming and Summoning Divinities according to Origen and Celsus,” forthcoming in JTAK (2018).

  4. Gišeroy kc’urdk’ (Hymns of the Night): Seven Madrāše of Ephrem the Syrian Preserved in Armenian,” forthcoming in Hugoye 21.2 (2018).

Book Reviews

  1. Review of The Voynich Manuscript, ed. Raymond Clemens (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press 2016) in Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 48 (2017): 283-7 https://muse.jhu.edu/article/669710

  2. Review of Evagrius and His Legacy, ed. Joel Kalvesmaki and Robin Darling Young, (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press 2016) in Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 48 (2017): 205-8 https://muse.jhu.edu/article/669715

  3. Review of Michael Psellos on Literature and Art: A Byzantine Perspective on Aesthetics, ed. Charles Barber and Stratis Papaioannou (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press 2017) in Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 49 (2018)

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