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Daniel J. Kimmel

Daniel J. Kimmel

Daniel J. Kimmel

PhD Candidate, Texts and Contexts


514 Hall of Languages

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

Daniel J. Kimmel (they/them) specializes in religion in the classical and late ancient Mediterranean and the history of Christianity in the Roman empire. Recently, they taught a course on ancient magic and religion in the Greco-Roman world.

Daniel’s doctoral research and dissertation focuses on the early fourth-century thinker Lactantius, the Divine Institutes, and the genealogy of religion in dialogue with Lactantius' various interlocutors including Cicero, Neoplatonism, and Augustine. Daniel is an active member of the North American Patristics Society in addition to the American Academy of Religion.