Stephen Davis, PhD

  • Professor of Religious Studies and of History
Education
  • PhD, Yale University, 1998
  • MPhil, Yale University, 1995
  • MA, Yale University, 1993
  • MAST OTHER, Duke University, 1992
  • AB, Princeton University, 1988
Publications
  • “Variations on an Egyptian Female Martyr Legend: History, Hagiography, & the Gendered Politics of Medieval Arab Religious Identity” Writing True Stories: Historians & Hagiographers in Late Antique & Medieval NE (2010)
  • “History & Historiography in Coptic Studies, 2004-08” Proc 9th Intl Cong Copitc Stud (2010)
  • The Early Coptic Papacy: The Egyptian Church and Its Leadership in Late Antiquity (2004)
  • Coptic Christology in Practice: Incarnation and Divine Participation in Late Antique and Medieval Egypt (2008)
  • The Arabic Life of St. John the Little (2008)
International activities
  • Church of St. Shenoute in Egypt
    Egypt (2008-Present)
    Professor Layton directs the archaeological documentation of a fifth-century monastic church of St. Shenoute on site near Sohag, Egypt. Prof. Stephen Davis of Yale collaborates. The project works under a permit from the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Cairo, Egypt.

    Supreme Council for Antiquities, Supreme Council for Antiquities

  • Egyptian Delta Monastic Archaeology Project (EDMAP)
    Egypt (2008-Present)
    The mission of the Egyptian Delta Monastic Archaeology Project (EDMAP) involves the excavation and conservation of early Christian remains in Lower (Northern) Egypt, as well as the on-site training of undergraduate and graduate students in the discipline of monastic archaeology.

    Supreme Council for Antiquities, Supreme Council for Antiquities

Languages
Arabic, French, German, Greek, Hebrew