Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Jennifer Barry is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Mary Washington.
Her research interests include studies in the area of late antiquity, clerical exile, heresiology, and gender violence in early Christianity. Her book, Bishops in Flight: Exile and Displacement in Late Antiquity, is published with the University of California Press Luminos Series. Her next book project is titled, A Violence All Her Own: Male Fantasies of Gender Violence in Late Antiquity.
Professor Barry is also involved with a variety of scholarly projects in and around the DC area, which includes the First Millennium Network. She is both a steering committee member and an editor for the new First Millennium book series with the Catholic University of America Press. Her collaborative projects also extend overseas as she is an active member of the Migrations of Faith Project and, most recently, the Shiloh Project.
Areas of Expertise: Late ancient Christianity, exile, women's studies, gender and sexuality, gender-based violence