Kelsi Ray

Kelsi Ray


B.A., Baylor University; M.M.S., University of Notre Dame

Year of Matriculation



Areas of Interest

Late Antique Christian practice, Early Christian art, Patristic and early Medieval theology


Kelsi is currently working on her dissertation on the early cult of relics under Dr. Robin Jensen's direction. She is exploring the theories that theologians developed to justify (or condemn) the veneration of saints' remains at the beginning stages of the practice in the fourth and fifth centuries. Kelsi also participates in MI working groups on the reception history of classical school texts and ancient attitudes towards images. One of her favorite experiences of graduate school so far has been teaching elementary Latin.

Recent Scholarly Activity

  • Richard and Peggy Notebaert Premier Fellowship
  • Instructor of Record, Latin 10001
  • T.A., World of the Middle Ages
  • T.A., Early Christian and Byzantine Art