aneılya barnes

Dr. Aneilya Barnes is currently the Lawrence B. and Jane P. Clark Endowed Chair in the Department of History, and her research focuses on the Christianization of ancient Rome and the roles of women in the early Church, particularly through the lens of Rome's sacred spaces and shifting landscape. Among others, her publications include Symbols and Models of the Mediterranean: Perceiving through Cultures, edited by Aneilya Barnes and Mariarosaria Salerno (Cambridge Scholars, 2017) and “Female Patronage and Episcopal Authority in Late Antiquity” in Envisioning the Bishop: Images and the Episcopacy in the Middle Ages, (Brepols, 2014). She regularly teaches upper-level courses on the history of early Christianity, imperial Rome, and the early Islamic world as well as a series of research seminars for the Edwards College Research Fellows Program, for which she also serves as coordinator.