Dr. Derek Krueger, the Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, has won a residential fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. As a member of the Institute’s School for Historical Studies, Dr. Krueger will reside at the school and pursue his own research and writing throughout the 2022-2023 academic year.
A historian of Christian culture in Late Antiquity and Byzantium, Professor Krueger has written extensively about the practice of Christianity in the pre-modern Eastern Mediterranean. He studies saints’ lives as a literary genre, the history of monasticism, the everyday religion of lay Christians, the reception of the Bible, Christian art and material culture, Christian ritual practices, and Orthodox Christian hymns. He is the author of three books, and the editor of three others. He’s published over forty essays on various topics. He is working concurrently on two projects. The first explores how the culture of monasticism in Byzantium produced ideas about masculinity, gender, sexuality, and friendship. The second explores the history of Byzantine Christian hymns, composers, and singers.
Dr. Krueger received his Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University, and he was a member at the IAS School for Historical Studies once before, in 2012-2013. Learn more.