Jeannie Sellick is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia’s Religious Studies PhD program. She defended her dissertation, “The Strongest Seed: Jerome’s Fashioning of an Ascetic Masculinity in Late Antiquity” in June 2022 and she is perpetually excited to share it with anyone who asks. She specializes in constructions of gender and sexuality in the religious traditions of the ancient and late antique Mediterranean with a particular focus on queer masculinities. When she’s not teaching or writing, you can find Jeannie hanging out with her geriatric dog, Missy, critiquing Marvel movies, and perfecting her buffalo wing recipe.
"Drunk in Love: Who's Afraid of a Spiritual Marriage?" in The Narrative Self in Early Christianity: Essays in Honor of Judith Perkins, ed. Janet E. Spittler. SBL Press, 2019: pp. 193-210.
(Forthcoming, Fall 2022) "Virgin Acts: Blinding, Castration, & the Violence of Male Chastity" in Sex, Violence, and Early Christian Texts, eds. Eric Vanden Eykel and Christy Cobb. Lexington Books, 2022: pp. 185-199.
(Forthcoming) "Bitten by a Mad Dog: Jerome's Backdoor Defense of Male Virginity in the Jovinian Controversy."Shifting Paradigms in the Study of Jerome, eds. Andrew Cain, Matthew Kraus, Jessica van 't Westeinde, Studia Patristica, Leuven: Peeters, 2022.