Ph.D. UCSB 2011, History

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“Who Wrote Ritual Formularies from Egypt? A Study of P.Lond. I 121 (= PGM VII) and Its Possible Relationship with Scholarly Patronage in Late Antiquity.” Studies in Late Antiquity 1 August 2023; 7 (3): 366–406. doi:

“Was Zosimus of Panopolis Christian?” in ARYS 20 (2022), ed. Matteo Martelli & Noemi Borrelli, 135–170.

“Lessons from the Body: Alchemy and Spiritual Exercises in the First Lesson on Excellence of Zosimos of Panopolis,” in S. Slaveva-Griffin and I. Ramelli (eds), Lovers of the Soul, Lovers of the Body: Philosophical and Religious Perspectives in Late Antiquity (Center for Hellenic Studies: Washington, D.C.), 193–214.

“Transmutation Theory and the Dating of the Alchemical Recipe ‘On the Same Divine Water’ ” in Andrea Le Moli, Lela Alexidze, (eds), Prote Hyle: Notions of Matter in the Platonic and Aristotelian Traditions, Palermo: Palermo University Press, 2017.

“Augustine and the Invention of Magical Dissent” in Brian E. Brown, John A. Doody and Kim Paffenroth (eds.), Augustine and world religions, Lanham: Lexington, 2008, 3-20.

“Magic and religion in Augustine and Iamblichus”, in Elizabeth DePalma Digeser and Robert M. Frakes, Religious Identity in Late Antiquity, Toronto: Edgar Kent, 2006, 59-83

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