Joseph Reidy specializes in pre-modern Mediterranean history with research interests in intellectual developments, religious dissent, and the study of authority and its abuse in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. His current project is an intellectual history of Late Antique and Early Medieval historians of the eastern Mediterranean. His initial research received the Journal of Ecclesiastical History’s “Eusebius Award” and was published in that journal in 2015. Professor Reidy has offered courses on a variety of topics, including a survey of Medieval and Early Modern Europe, a history of social and religious dissent in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, a history of the Byzantine Empire, and upper division seminars on the crusades and historiographical methods of ancient and medieval historians.
When not teaching or researching, Professor Reidy enjoys hiking, reading literature, and playing strategy board games with his wife.