Martin Sastri

B.Hum., Carleton University; B.A., M.A., Dalhousie University; M.M.S., University of Notre Dame

  • Interests: Pagan schools of Neoplatonism and their Christian disciples; St. Augustine; John Scotus Eriugena
  • Dissertation: “The Influence and Continuity of Eriugenian Philosophy in Twelfth-Century France”
  • Advisor: Stephen Gersh
  • Conference Papers: “Sed Iohannes praecucurrit citius Petro…primo intrat Petrus in monumentum, deinde Iohannes: Eriugena’s Appropriation of Dionysian Exegesis in the Homilia,” Classical Association of Canada (2011); “The Neoplatonic Origins of Michel Henry’s Phenomenological Christianity,” International Society for Neoplatonic Studies, Université Laval (2006); “Paradise Remembered and Regained: Memory and Its Relation to the Earthly Paradise in St. Augustine’s Confessions,” 10th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium, University of Virginia (2006); “To Include and To Be Included: Ammianus’ Use of Juvenal in the Res Gestae,” Graduate Conference on Ancient Invective, Brown University (2005)
  • Publications: “The Influence of Plotinian Metaphysics in St. Augustine’s Conception of the Spiritual Senses,” Dionysius XXIV (2006): 99-124.
  • Recent Awards: Kaneb Center Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award (2010)
  • Teaching: Instructor, University of Notre Dame: Introductory Greek I, Introductory Greek II
  • Employment: Teaching Fellow, Foundation Year Programme, University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia (2010-11)