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John Higgins

Ph.D. Candidate (ABD)

Fields: Early Medieval Ireland; Byzantium; Literacy and Orality 
Faculty: Anna Taylor 
Education: B.A. Classics, Fordham University; M.Litt. Classics, Trinity College, Dublin; M.Litt. Thesis: A Commentary on Suetonius?Life of Nero 

Interests: I began as a Roman historian and keep a strong interest in ancient history. My current research concerns the early medieval period in Ireland and surrounding countries, with a particular focus on Seventh Century monastic literary culture. 

jmhig0@acad.umass.edu