• Ph.D. Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA (in progress)
  • M.A. Early Christian Studies, University of Notre Dame, 2015
  • M.A. Historical Theology, Wheaton College, 2013
  • B.A. Linguistics, summa cum laude, UCLA, 2011


  • Late Antique and Medieval:
    • Manuscripts
    • Literatures
    • Histories
    • Theologies
  • Modern Western Armenian



in an edited volume:

  • “‘Let us Mourn Continuously:’ John Chrysostom and the Early Christian Transformation of Mourning,” in Emotions in Patristic Literature: New Perspectives and Future Prospects, ed. Ioannis Papadogiannakis, Studia PatristicaOxford University Press: Oxford, 2017 (forthcoming).

in an academic journal:

  • “Armenian Manuscripts at the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana: Conspectus, Prospectus, Respectus” (forthcoming in Manuscripta).
  • “‘It is Impossible both to Know God and to Pray to Images:’ The Name as Icon in Origen’s Theory of Names and its Importance for Early Christian Ritual” (forthcoming in Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa).

under review:

  • “ʃiph-ʃidag: Western Armenian Adjective Intensifier Reduplication” (under review by Languages of the Caucasus).

in preparation:

  • “In Creation of Readerly Taste: Paratextuality in the ‘Publishing Mission’ of Mkhit‘ar of Sebastia”
  • “‘Hymns of the Night’: Seven Madrāše of Ephrem the Syrian Preserved in Armenian”

Book Contributions

  • Psalms” in Discovering the Septuagint: A Guided Reader, ed. Karen H. Jobes, Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2016, pp. 175-197, 200-203.

Honors & Awards

  • Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship for Middle East North Africa Studies (MENA), U.S. Department of Education (2016-2017)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame (April 2015)
  • Kenneth A. Kantzer Award in Christian History and Theology, Wheaton College (Spring 2013)

Complete Listing of Honors & Awards


  • Beginning Latin (instructor of record, University of Notre Dame, Fall 2014–Spring 2015)
  • The History of Ancient Rome (teaching assistant, University of Notre Dame, Fall 2013)
  • Roman Criminal Law (teaching assistant, University of Notre Dame, Spring 2014)

Selected Talks and Conference Presentations

Complete Listing of Talks and Conference Presentations