Matthew Gabriele is an associate professor and Coordinator of Medieval & Early Modern Studies in the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech. He is also currently the faculty principal of the Residential College at West Ambler Johnston. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Delaware and then completed his Ph.D. in medieval history at the University of California, Berkeley.
His research and teaching are generally concerned with religion and violence, whether manifested in the Middle Ages or modern world. This include events and ideas such as the Crusades, apocalyptic expectation, religion and politics, and pop culture such as Game of Thrones or Dragon Age.
He has published several books and numerous academic articles. He also has presented at dozens of national and international conferences and has given invited talks at Harvard, Princeton, UC-Berkeley, UW-Madison, UVA, UT-Knoxville, and WWU-Münster. He currently serves as Councilor of the Medieval Academy of America (2016-19). His work has also appeared in more public writing, such as The Guardian, The Daily Beast, Slate, and The Roanoke Times, and interviews with him have aired both locally and nationally.
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