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Hannah Matis, Ph.D.

Hannah Matis, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Church History. She joined the faculty in 2014.

Her research is in early medieval biblical interpretation, and she is the author of the forthcoming book, The Song of Songs in the Early Middle Ages (Brill, 2019).

A historian by training from The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame, her work has always been interdisciplinary. She is interested broadly in medieval history, medieval biblical interpretation, Anglican studies, and the history of spirituality, particularly the religious experience of women. She also holds a master’s degree in medieval history from the University of Durham.

Recent Publications

The Song of Songs in the Early Middle Ages (forthcoming from Brill, March 2019) 
Review of Renie S. Choy, Intercessory Prayer in the Carolingian Reforms (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), Church History 86.3 (2017): 849-851. 
“Paschasius Radbertus and the Nuns of Soissons,” Church History 85.4 (2016): 665-689. 
"Early Medieval Exegesis of the Song of Songs and the Maternal Language of Clerical Authority," Speculum 89.2 (2014): 358-381. 
"Ratramnus of Corbie, Heinrich Bullinger, and the English Reformation," Viator 43.1 (2012): 375-392.
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