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Ashley Cornell

Graduate Student


Ashley is a second year MA student studying Pre-Modern Europe (Late Antiquity) under the direction of Dr. Jacob A. Latham. Ashley's thesis research focuses on Greek language hagiographic narratives of "transvestite saints" dating from between the 2nd and 9th centuries CE. She is interested in trans and queer theory, rhetoric surrounding the perception of gender and physical bodies, memory, and modes of early Christian community building. Ashley is also pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities and is especially interested in the interactions between ethical public scholarship, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Digital Humanities.

Research Interests

Late Antique Religion, Early Christianity, Hagiographic Narratives, Gender and Sexuality


BA, Religious Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 2021

BS, Information Systems Security, American Military University, 2022

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