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Graduate Students Working in the Early Christian Field


Graduate students closely related to the Center (either because they are working on dissertations in the early Christian field or because they have indicated a strong interest in eventually doing so) fall into three categories.

1. Mellon-Helis Fellows

These are students who have received or are receiving stipendiary support from the Center's Endowment Fund.  There are currently twelve such Fellows, seven of them enrolled in the Center's "Early Christian Studies" program.

2. Graduate Members

These are students who receive support from outside the Center but are similarly focused on early Christian doctoral research.  There are currently twenty-six such Members, one enrolled in the Center's "Early Christian Studies" program, eleven in graduate programs within the School of Theology and Religious Studies, nine in the Department of Greek and Latin, and five in the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures.

3. Honorary Graduate Members

These are students with an early Christian interest enrolled in neighboring universities, who are especially welcome to attend Center functions and to deliver papers to our Early Christian Seminar.  There are currently three such Honorary Members.

This adds up to a total graduate body, in the field of early Christianity, of thirty-eight, plus three from beyond the University.