Joseph Reidy is a PhD candidate in History with a focus on the Late Antique Mediterranean World. His research highlights both the intellectual and religious history of the region as well as the evolving relationship between faith and secular authority. His dissertation, An Alternative History of the Church: A Study of Two Lost "Arian" Historians, explores the complex world of fourth-century historiography and proposes two reconstructed histories and their potential authors. He will defend in Spring 2015.
Already some of his research has been published. The Journal of Ecclesiastical History recently awarded his article "Eusebius of Emesa and the Continuatio Antiochiensis Eusebii" its 2013 Eusebius Essay Prize and will publish the article in its July 2015 edition. Joseph has also participated in a number of academic conferences throughout North America and is currently designing an interactive history show for KSLU, St. Louis University's radio station.
When not researching or teaching, Joseph enjoys reading literature and engaging in outdoor activities such as hiking, running marathons, and archery.