E. Ann Matter

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William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Religious Studies
Contact Information
Office Location: 
224 Cohen Hall

Ann Matter teaches and studies the history of Christianity in the Middle Ages and Early Modern periods, with special attention to the history of spirituality and devotion, the interpretation of the Bible, and the roles of women. Her focus is on the Latin tradition, and on textual studies and editing, especially in Latin and Italian.

Education: 

Ph.D., Religious Studies, Yale University, 1976;
M.Phil., Religious Studies, Yale University, 1975;
M.A., Religious Studies, Yale University, 1975;
B.A., Religion, Oberlin College, 1971

Research and Teaching Interests: 
  • Medieval and Early Modern Christianity
  • Women and Religion
Work in Progress: 

Monographic study of Suor Maria Domitilla Galluzzi (d. 1671), mystic author of the Capuchin community of Pavia, Italy.

Recent Courses: 
  • Religion and Literature
  • Introduction to Religion
  • Medieval Biblical Studies