Dr. Aneilya Barnes's research focuses on the Christianization of ancient Rome and the roles of women in the early Church, especially through the lens of Rome's sacred spaces and shifting landscape. She has authored several peer-reviewed articles on late-antique Roman architectural history, including her essay “Female Patronage and Episcopal Authority in Late Antiquity,” in Envisioning the Medieval Bishop (Brepols, 2014). She also has a textbook, Comparative Cultures: World Civilization to 1500, that is scheduled to be in print for the national market in the coming year. Additionally, she continues to work on her manuscript, Gender and Domestic Space in the First Christian Basilicas. Her upper-level courses include the history of early Christianity, imperial Rome, and the early Islamic world. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas in August of 2007 just prior to her arrival at Coastal Carolina University the same month.
University of Arkansas – Ph.D. in History (2007)
Arkansas Tech University – M.A. in History (2002)
Arkansas Tech University – B.A. in History/Political Science (2000)
Arkansas Tech University – B.A. in Journalism (2000)
Late Antiquity; Roman Empire; Early Christianity; Women in the Early Church; Early Christian Architecture; Medieval Middle East
Late Antiquity; Roman Empire; Early Christianity; Women in the Early Church; and Early Christian Architecture