Adam is a first-year PhD student in History whose focus is on the Crusades, religious interaction in the Medieval Mediterranean, and depictions of violence and rulership in these contexts. His research interests include the First and Third Crusades, sacral kingship, and patterns of crusade and the “crusading idea” in the Mediterranean. His advisor is Dr. Jay Rubenstein. He earned his BA from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (History, high honors) and his MA from Queen Mary, University of London (History, with Merit). Most recently, he was awarded the Herman E. Spivey Humanities Graduate Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year. He is currently a GTA with the History Department.