Grad Profiles

Jeannie Marie Sellick

Doctoral Student


  • University of Virginia: PhD in Religious Studies, Judaism & Christianity in Antiquity (in progress)
  • University of Oxford: Mphil in Late Antique & Byzantine Studies (2015)
  • UC San Diego: BA in History (2012) 

Research Interests

  • Early Christian social & religious history
  • Gender & sexuality 
  • Ascetic and monastic movements of Late Antiquity 


The Strongest Seed: Jerome's Fashioning of Ascetic Masculinity in Late Antiquity (in progress)


  • "Drunk in Love: Who's Afraid of a Spiritual Marriage?" in The Narrative Self in Early Christianity: Essays in Honor of Judith Perkins. SBL Press: 2019.
  • “Open Greek and Latin: Digital Humanities in an Open Collaboration with Pedagogy,” IFLA 2019. Co-author. 
  • “The Apocalypse of St. John Chrysostom” in New Testament Apocrypha: More Non-Canonical Literatures, Vol. 2, edited by Tony Burke and Brent Landau (forthcoming) 
  • “Female Bodies, Male Asceticism: Why the Jovinian Controversy Hinges on Female Virginity,” Papers from the workshop Shifting Paradigms in the Study of Jerome at 2019 Oxford Patristics. (forthcoming)