History Department
History Department

Jacob Doss


B.A. in History and Anthropology, University of Arkansas; M.T.S., Boston College,

Jacob Doss

Contact

Interests


Medieval Religion; Twelfth-Century Renaissance and Reform; Monastic Masculinity; History of Education; Gender and Sexuality.

Biography


Jacob’s research focuses on the intersection of religious formation, violent rhetoric, and gender, particularly how religious discourses co-opted, constructed, and normalized violent masculinities. His dissertation, tentatively titled “Making Monastic Men: Reforming the Novitiate in the Long Twelfth Century,” explores the ways medieval monastic educators embraced violent, non-religious language to teach adult recruits the ascetic life, thus re-masculinizing them in a monastic vein. This project is being supported by the University of Texas’ Department of History, the American Historical Association’s Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant, and the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library’s Heckman Stipend.

Profile Pages


External Links