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Marco Alumni

Marco graduates end up all over the world, and have exciting careers in fields both in and out of academia. Click on the names with links below to see what some of our Marco alumni are up to now, and to learn more about their work. Alumni are listed by their graduation year.


NAME DEGREE Thesis Title
Jordan Amspacher PhD, History “Troya Victa: Empire, Identity, and Apocalypse in the Frankish Chronicles of the Fourth Crusade”
Caroline Jansen PhD, English “Begone Thought: Temptation To Despair in Late-Medieval Religious Literature”
Lily Sanders MA, History
Caitlin Branum Thrash PhD, English “Seeing with the Eyes of the Soul: Visionary Women, Meditative Lives of Christ, and Their Readers in Late-Medieval England,
Klayton Tietjen PhD, French “Epic Identity Crisis: the Effects of Rebellious Narratives and Racial Discourse on Chivalric Culture in 12th-century Chansons de Geste


NAME DEGREE Thesis Title
Alexandra Garnhart-Bushakra PhD, History “If Life Were Verse: Classical Masculinity and Memories of Violence in First Crusade Narratives”
Amy Huesman PhD, History “The Wilderness Experience: Imitatio Christi and the Demonic Encounters of Italian Holy Women of the Quattrocento”
Laura Roesch PhD, History “A Fine Spray of Blood’: Martyrdom, Violence, and Sacred Landscapes in the Late Antique Mediterranean”


NAME DEGREE Thesis Title
Dustin Breitkreuz MA, History
Brittany Poe PhD, History “Teacher and Preacher: Alan of Lille and Scholastic Theology in Paris and Occitania”
Alex Spanjer MA, History


NAME DEGREE Thesis Title
Alanna Heatherly BA, MRST, History, Classics (Latin)
Katie Kleinkopf PhD, History
Kendra Slayton PhD, English


NAME DEGREE Thesis Title
Jeremy Pearson PhD, History “William of Tripoli and his Middle-Eastern Context”
Brad Phillis PhD, History “Crusade, Reform, and the Counts of Flanders, 1071-1204”
Lydia Walker PhD, History “Ad sanctos ultimi temporis: Lay Spirituality, Crusading, and Reform in the Sermons of Jacques de Vitry”


NAME DEGREE Thesis Title
Stefan Hodges-Kluck PhD, History “Ascetic Bodies: Philosophical Self-Presentation in Late Antique Cappadocia”
Teresa Lopez PhD, English “Re-Writing English Identity: Medieval Historians of Anglo-Norman Britain”
Sarah Moore MA, English “The Importance of Disguise in the Middle English Romances”
James Stewart PhD, English “Lords of Retinue: Middle English Romance and Noblemen in Need”
Jesse Stratton MA, English


NAME DEGREE Thesis Title
R. Scott Bevill PhD, English
“Old English Manuscripts in the Early Age of Print: Matthew Parker and his Scribes”
Jake Brannum BA, History
Andrew Eichel PhD, English “Patristic Precedent and Vernacular Innovation: the Practice and Theory of Anglo-Saxon Translation”
Teresa Hooper PhD, English
Geoff Martin PhD, History “Mozarab Readers of the Bible, from the Cordoban Martyrs to the Glossa Ordinaria”
Houston McClure MA, French
Patrick Mooney MA, History


NAME DEGREE Thesis Title
Alison Gose BA, History; Political Science; Minor in Religious Studies
Katherine Hodges-Kluck PhD, History “The Matter of Jerusalem: The Holy Land in Angevin Court Culture and Identity, c. 1154-1216”
Thomas Lecaque PhD, History “The Count of Saint-Gilles and the Saints of the Apocalype: Occitanian Culture and Piety in the Time of the First Crusade”
Nathan Kent Reeves MA, Musicology


NAME DEGREE Thesis Title
Joshua Durbin PhD, History
Tricia George PhD, English
Sara Gottardi MA, MFLL-Spanish
Matthew Monk BA, History;
Medieval & Renaissance Studies
Virginia Stormer PhD, English “A Mirror for Spectators: The Dramaturgy of Participation and Unreliable Mirror Figures in Sixteenth-Century Drama”


NAME DEGREE Thesis Title
Evan Elkins MA, History
T. Christopher Lawrence PhD, History “Crisis of Legitimacy: Honorius, Galla Placidia, and the Struggles for Control of the Western Roman Empire, 405 – 425 C.E.”
Anthony Minnema PhD, History
Travis Shockley MA, History


NAME DEGREE Thesis Title
Will Biel MA, English
Jenny Bledsoe BA, English Lit, Religious Studies; Minors in Latin & History
Ted Booth PhD, History “A Body Politic to Govern: The Political Humanism of Elizabeth I”
Miguel Gomez PhD, History Las Navas de Tolosa: The Practice and Culture of Crusade in Medieval Iberia


NAME DEGREE Thesis Title
Jonathan Allen MA, History
Timothy Duis MA, History
Gabriel Fidler MA, History Building the Norman Achievement: Architecture and the Conquest of England and Southern Italy
Brad Pardue PhD, History


NAME DEGREE Thesis Title
Allison Elledge MA, History