Professor Gabriele would be happy to talk on issues related to religion and violence in the medieval and modern worlds, as well as medieval themes in any pop culture medium (tv, movies, video games, etc.). Please feel free to contact him.

His public writing has appeared in The Washington Post (see below), the Religion News Service, and The Roanoke Times, and his research and teaching have been featured in The GuardianThe Daily BeastSlate, Quartz, Pacific Standard, The New Republic,, on CNN, on NPR, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Interviews with him have aired locally, nationally, and internationally.

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The medieval appeal of Star Wars
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On the Use of Crusades                                   5 Myths of the Middle Ages

tv See Prof. Gabriele talk about his course on Game of Thrones, and again Prof. Gabriele talks about teaching Game of Thrones.

See Prof. Gabriele talk about the medieval storytelling at work in Star Wars

Listen to Prof. Gabriele’s interview on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation about “Fact Checking the Middle Ages.”

Listen to Prof. Gabriele’s interview on NPR about the role of women and the Middle Ages on Game of Thrones

Watch Prof. Gabriele interviewed about the medieval history that informs the video games Dragon Age & Witcher 3.