Christine Luckritz Marquis joins Union as Assistant Professor of Church History in Fall 2013. She has previously taught at Duke University, Lehigh University, and Moravian Theological Seminary.
An M.A.R. graduate of Yale Divinity School, Luckritz Marquis received her B.A. in Religion from Illinois Wesleyan University. She earned her Ph.D. in Early Christian Studies from Duke University in 2012. She has been the recipient of several awards, including most recently the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship from 2010-2012.
Luckritz Marquis’s teaching and research explore early Christian communities and their practices, especially those founded in Egypt and Syria. Her interests include memory and spatial practices among early Christians, the role of violence in early Christian identity formation, early Christian material culture, understandings of the body, and Christian interactions with neighboring Christians in both the West and in Persia, as well as non-Christians, especially early Muslims. She has served as both Field Archaeologist and Registrar for the Yale Monastic Archaeological Project – North. She is currently working on her first book, which explores how memory and spatial practices were transformed by acts of violence among Egyptian ascetics. She has also co-edited and translated The History of the Great Deeds of Bishop Paul of Quentos and Priest John of Edessa, Texts from Christian Late Antiquity volume 29 (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2010).
Luckritz Marquis appreciates the opportunity to share her expertise in public forums. When she is not writing or teaching, Luckritz Marquis enjoys farmers’ markets, cooking, and assisting local food programs that seek to provide access to and education about sustainability.