Jeannie Sellick

Harrison Family Foundation Jefferson Fellow
Fresno, California
B.A. University of California San Diego (2012)
M.Phil. University of Oxford (2015)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Religious Studies


Jeannie Sellick is a Ph.D. candidate in religious studies at the University of Virginia. Jeannie will be presenting her research at the 2018 Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting and she has several online publications scheduled for release. Jeannie is teaching a new course at U.Va. in religious studies that she designed, Jesus in Film: Jesus in the Ancient & Modern Imagination. Jeannie received her B.A. in history from the University of California, San Diego and her M.Phil. in late antique and Byzantine studies from the University of Oxford.

Thesis Description:

Drunk in Love: Marriage & Controversy in the Early Christian World (pending)

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