Stacie Beach is an historian of Late Antiquity, focusing primarily on the Eastern Roman Empire. Stacie's research focuses on Roman administrative practices in the Eastern provinces, particularly during the period of the Tetrarchy. Her dissertation, titled "Arbitration and Conciliation: A Social History of Imperial Petitions and Rescripts, 200-450" examines how ordinary people perceived their relationship with Roman emperors and how they used the petition system to navigate every-day problems and social anxieties.
As an archaeologist with a continuing interest in material culture, Stacie has had several opportunities to work on excavations in Italy, Israel, and, most recently, Jordan, with UTK's own "Dig Jordan" program at 'Ayn Gharandal. She also participated in a 2-week intensive epigraphy and digital humanities program at the American Academy in Rome.
Stacie's research and travel have been supported by funds from UT's Marco Institute, the Medieval Academy of America, and Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, among others. She was also the Department of History's 2023 recipient of the Josh Hodge Award for the Recovery of Lost Voices.
Social History, Late Antique Religion, Government & Administration, Archaeology
BA, History, Oklahoma Christian University
MA, Classical Archaeology, Florida State University