Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the Medieval Institute's program, our graduates are equipped for a wide range of positions. Our goal is that they will be first-rate candidates in their home discipline while bringing a broader perspective to their work, whether in or outside of the Academy. Our graduates have secured a wide range of positions in the U.S. and internationally; we list here our past decade of first placements following graduation. You can also view the complete list of our alumni from 1946 to the present. 

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Benjamin Wright, Ph.D. 2019
Dissertation Title: " Publishing The Imitation of Christ: The Distribution Circles of a Fifteenth-Century Bestseller"
Position: Technical writer at Aunalytics 

Erik Zachary Dowden Ellis, Ph.D. 2019
Dissertation Title: "The Language of Order: Latin, Greek, and Roman in the Byzantine Book of Ceremonies"
Position: EAP Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow at Notre Dame's Center for the Study of Languages and Culture

Cait Stevenson, Ph.D. 2019
Dissertation Title: "Lay Reading, Writing, and Religious Authority in Fifteenth-Century Germany" 
Position: Contributor for the Medieval Studies Research Blog and for

Charles C. Yost, Ph.D. 2019
Dissertation Title: "The Thought and Ministry of a ‘Unionist Priest’ (ἑνωτικὸς ἱερεύς): John Plousiadenos (†1500), the Council of Florence, and the Tradition of Byzantine Unionism"
Position: Teacher at Founders Classical Academy

Brandon LeVon Cook, Ph.D. 2018
Dissertation Title: "Parisian Scholastics on the Gregorian Dictum: Change and Continuity in the Latin Discourse on Images from St. Gregory to St. Bonaventure"
Position: EAP Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow at Notre Dame's Center for the Study of Languages and Culture

Filippo Gianferrari, Ph.D. 2018
Dissertation Title: "Dante and Thirteenth-Century Latin Education: Reading the Auctores Minores"
Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian at Vassar College

Christopher Robert John Scheirer, Ph.D. 2018
Dissertation Title: "Written in Stone: The Roman Epigraphic Tradition and Anglo-Saxon Literature"
Position: EAP Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow at Notre Dame's Center for the Study of Languages and Culture

Megan Welton, Ph.D. 2018
Dissertation Title: "Multiplex Virtus: Queens, Ruling Women, and the Discourse of Political Virtue in the Tenth Century"
Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands)

Anna Siebach-Larsen, Ph.D. 2017

Dissertation Title: "‘For in the Boke of God is No Such Matter’: Visual Epistemologies and Vernacular Reading Culture in Thirteenth-Century England”

Position: Director, Rossell Hope Robbins Library & Koller-Collins Center for English Studies, University of Rochester


Brian Long, Ph.D. 2016

Dissertation Title: "Towards the Cultural History of the Twelfth-Century Translation Movement”

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania


Amanda Weppler, Ph.D. 2016

Dissertation Title: “Dante's Statius: Transforming Poetry”

Position: Epic, electronic health software, product testing


Katie Bugyis, Ph.D. 2015

Dissertation Title: "Ministers of Christ: Women Religious in Early and High Medieval England”

Position: Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto (2017-18); Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Saint Martin's University


Hailey LaVoy, Ph.D. 2015

Dissertation Title: “'Why Have You Been Silent for So Long? Women and Letter Writing in the Early Middle Ages, 700-900"

Position: Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees, Dartmouth College


Anik Stanbury, Ph.D. 2014

Dissertation Title: "Aristotelian Influences in Neoplatonic Metaphysics: Aristotle, Plotinus, and the Commentaries of Alexander of Aphrodisias”

Position: McCain Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy, Mount Allison University, New Brunswick


Lauren Whitnah, Ph.D. 2014

Dissertation Title: “Patrons of That Place: The Cults of Anglo-Saxon Saints in Twelfth-Century Northumbria”

Position: Lecturer in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Tennessee Knoxville


Erik Estrada, Ph.D. 2014

Dissertation Title: “Paul’s Divided Patrimony: How Early Christian Commentators on Galations Shaped the Reformation Debate Over Justification by Faith Alone”

Position: Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow in Early and Medieval Christianity, Wake Forest University School of Divinity


Ben Reinhard, Ph.D. 2014

Dissertation Title: “The Bishop and His Books: Archbishop Wulfstan, Society, and the Written Word”

Position: Assistant Professor of English Language & Literature, Christendom College


Joshua Robinson, Ph.D. 2014

Dissertation Title: "Nicholas of Methone’s Refutation of Proclus: Theology and Neoplatonism in 12th-Century Byzantium"

Position: Byzantine Studies Librarian, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Harvard University


Garrett Smith, Ph.D. 2014

Dissertation Title: “The Problem of Divine Attributes from Thomas Aquinas to Duns Scotus”

Position: Akademischer Rat, Institut für Philosophie at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Germany


Stephen Metzger, Ph.D. 2013

Dissertation Title: “Gerard of Abbeville, Secular Master, on Wisdom, Knowledge, and Contemplation”

Position: 2014-2015 Mellon Fellow, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto. Currently Gabriel Fellow at University of Notre Dame


Hannah Matis, Ph.D. 2013

Dissertation Title: “Daughters of Jerusalem: Early Medieval Commentary on the Song of Songs and the Carolingian Reform”

Position: Assistant Professor of Church History, Virginia Theological Seminary


Nathan Ristuccia, Ph.D. 2013

Dissertation Title: “The Transmission of Christendom: Ritual and Instruction in the Early Middle Ages”

Position: Collegiate Assistant Professor, Harper Fellow, Social Sciences, The University of Chicago


Daniel Perett, Ph.D. 2012

Dissertation Title: “Calculated Insults: The Rhetorical Use of Invective by Latin Authors of the Imperial Age and Late Antiquity”



Nicole Eddy, Ph.D. 2012

Dissertation Title: “Marginal Annotation in Medieval Romance Manuscripts: Understanding the Contemporary Reception of the Genre”

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Devotio Moderna project, University of Notre Dame/Editor, Dumbarton Oaks 


Theresa O’Byrne, Ph.D. 2012

Dissertation Title: “Dublin’s Hoccleve: James Yonge, Scribe, Author, and Bureaucrat and the Literary World of Medieval Dublin”

Position: ACLS New Faculty Fellow, Rutgers University


Andrew Irving, Ph.D. 2012

Dissertation Title: “The Eleventh-Century Gospel Books of Montecassino: An Archaeology”

Position: 2012-13, Visiting Lecturer in Liturgical Theology, Otago University/2013 Visiting Lecturer, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame


Lesley-Anne Dyer, Ph.D. 2012

Dissertation Title: “The Eleventh-Century Gospel Books of Montecassino: An Archaeology”

Position: Green Scholars Initiative Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University


John Young, Ph.D. 2011

Dissertation Title: “Business Partners, Privileged Neighbors, and Sworn Enemies: Jews and the Monasteries of Germany, 1100-1300”

Position: Assistant Professor of Humanities, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL


Courtney Luckhardt, Ph.D. 2011

Dissertation Title: “Connecting Saints: Travel and Hagiography in the Northwestern Atlantic, 500-800”

Position: Assistant Professor of History, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS


Julia Schneider, Ph.D. 2011

Dissertation Title: “Liturgy and Theology in De mysterio missae, a Thirteenth-Century Commentary on the Liturgy Attributed to Albertus Magnus”

Position: Faculty Librarian, Medieval Studies, University of Notre Dame


Jonathan Juilfs, Ph.D. 2011

Dissertation Title: “Redefining Continental Influences on Late Medieval English Literature: The Impact of Women’s Religious Literature on Julian of Norwich and the Text of A Revelation of Love

Position: Assistant Professor of English, Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada


John Hall, Ph.D. 2010

Dissertation Title: “The Via Sursum According to Magister Martinus: Critical Edition with Commentary on the Final Section of Martinus’ Compilatio

Position: Latin/Medieval Theology Instructor, Caprock Academy, Grand Junction, CO


Eric Shuler, Ph.D. 2010

Dissertation Title: “Almsgiving and the Formation of Christian Societies, 700-1025 A.D.”

Position: Teacher at Notre Dame Preparatory School, Scottsdale, AZ


Andrew Rosato, Ph.D. 2010

Dissertation Title: “The Redemptive Work of Christ in the Thought of John Duns Scotus”

Position:  Adjunct Professor, Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD