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History Department

Jacob Doss

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

Ph.D. Candidate
Jacob Doss



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


My research focuses on the intersection of religious formation, violent rhetoric, and gender, particularly how religious discourses co-opted, constructed, and normalized martial masculinities. My dissertation is titled “Making Monastic Men: Reforming the Novitiate in the Long Twelfth Century.” This project has been supported by the University of Texas’ Department of History, the American Historical Association’s Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant, The Medieval Academy of America's John Boswell Dissertation Grant, the American Catholic Historical Association's Graduate Student Research Grant, and the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library’s Heckman Stipend.


AHC 310 • Medieval Millennium Euro-Wb

33755 • Spring 2021
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

Introductory survey of premodern history with emphasis on regions outside of the ancient Mediterranean world.

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