Dr. Molly Lester received her PhD in History from Princeton University in 2017, where she defended her dissertation entitled “The Word as Lived: The Practice of Orthodoxy in Early Medieval Iberia, c. 500-711.” She has been Assistant Professor of History at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis MD since the fall of 2017. Her most recent publication is “The Ties that Bind: Diagnosing Social Crisis in Julian of Toledo’s Historia Wambae,” Historiography and Identity II: Post-Roman Multiplicity and New Political Identities, ed. G. Heydemann, H. Reimitz, 269-296, Turnhout: Brepols, 2020. As a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow, she will complete the final draft of her book, The Word as Lived: The Practice of Orthodoxy in Early Medieval Iberia.
- 2021–2022 - Mellon Fellows