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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Daniel J. Kimmel


PhD Student, Texts and Contexts

Religion

514 Hall of Languages

315.443.3863

djkimmel@syr.edu


  • Degree: Began Ph.D. program in 2018
  • Concentration: Texts and Contexts/ Religions of the Classical and Late Antique Mediterranean
  • Advisor: Dr. Virginia Burrus

Daniel Kimmel received his B.A. in Literature and Religion from Lebanon Valley College and his M.A. in Literature and Social Justice from Lehigh University, where he focused primarily on medieval texts. His interest is in the religions of the classical and late ancient Mediterranean, and particularly in the various encounters between Greco-Roman religions, early Judaisms, and early Christianities. Specific interests include:rhetoric, ritual, historiography, magic, daemonologies/spiritual taxonomies, classification and interpretation as problematics, and the category of religion in pre-modern contexts.

In his free time, Daniel enjoys collecting minerals, talking with trees and animal companions, and engaging with various modern pagan communities.