Jamie Kreiner is a historian of the early Middle Ages. She teaches at the University of Georgia and her courses cover Europe and the Mediterranean in the late antique and medieval periods. Her research focuses on narrative, cognition, and the interplay between science and religion, and animals. She is especially interested in the quieter forces that shape ethical systems — forces that were not always purposeful, individual, or human.
Jamie Kreiner’s work has been awarded prizes from the Medieval Academy of America, the American Society for Environmental History, the Society for French Historical Studies, the Agricultural History Society, the University of Georgia, and the Whiting Foundation. And her work has been supported by several grants and fellowships, including a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University and a Mellon Fellowship for Assistant Professors at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ.
The Wandering Mind, her book on early Christian monks’ vexed experiences of distraction and concentration, is published by Liveright Books.