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Scott Bevill (’16)        

Scott Bevill was a postdoctoral lecturer in the UT English department during the 2017-18 academic year. He recently began a three-year position as a visiting instructor and Digital Teaching Fellow at the University of South Florida. His article on introducing middle and high school students to the materiality of working with medieval manuscripts at Marco’s Medieval Day was published in the most recent issue of Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching.

Anthony Minnema (’13)         

Tony conducted research at the Archivo de la Corona de Aragón and the Biblioteca Nacional de España during the summer of 2018 in support of a new project on Andalusi political identity. His article “A Taifa in Exile: Sayf al-Dawla and the Survival of the Banu Hud” will be published in Al-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean 31.1 (2019). He also presented conference papers on this project at the meetings of the Southern Historical Association and American Historical Association.

Brad Phillis (’18)        

Brad defended his dissertation on the crusading tradition of the medieval counts of Flanders in April 2018 and graduated in May. In August he accepted a position as an assistant professor of history at Gardner-Webb University, a private liberal arts university in North Carolina. He also serves as the coordinator of the secondary social studies licensure program at Gardner-Webb.