A Little Bit More About Me


I am currently an Assistant Professor of Ancient and Late Antique Mediterranean History in the Department of History at Saint Louis University.


A native of Chicago and a 10-year resident of Austin, Texas, I study the intersection of politics and religion in the Roman and Late Roman world and am particularly interested in the ways in which archaeological evidence challenges many of our notions about early Christianity and Judaism in the Roman Empire, an interest that has grown out of my work at the ancient synagogue of Ostia Antica, Rome's harbor town.

Some of my work has appeared in the American Journal of Archaeology, the Journal of Roman Studies, the Journal of Early Christian Studies, and the Papers of the British School at Rome. You can follow along at religiousdirt.com. And yes, that's me on Twitter (@austin_hoya).


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