Jeannie Sellick

Harrison Family Foundation Jefferson Fellow
Class: 2020
Hometown: Fresno, California
B.A. University of California San Diego (2012)
M.Phil. University of Oxford (2015)
Religious Studies

Jeannie Sellick is a first year PhD student in Religious Studies at UVA. She recently completed her MPhil in Late Antique & Byzantine Studies at Oxford, with a dissertation on Shenoute and the White Monastery. Jeannie’s research interests include monasticism, gender, and social history in the early Christian east. This spring she will be presenting two papers at the 18th annual OUBS International Conference and at the University of Warsaw.

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