Professor Gabriele would be happy to speak 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.
Since 2018, Prof. Gabriele is a regular contributor to Forbes.com. In addition, his research and teaching have been featured in The Washington Post, Religion News Service, The Guardian, The Daily Beast, Slate, Quartz, Pacific Standard, The New Republic, History.com, and The Roanoke Times, as well as on CNN, on NPR, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
He has also written for The Washington Post, Religion News Service, and The Roanoke Times. A selection:
- “Five Myths of the Middle Ages,” The Washington Post, September 2016
- “What Eco could teach us about Trump and Twitter, The Roanoke Times, January 2017.
- “Islamophobes want to recreate the Crusades. But they don’t understand them at all,” The Washington Post, June 2017.
- “Want to know how ‘The Last Jedi’ will end? Check your Bible,” The Washington Post, December 2017.
- “Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem excites apocalyptic fervor,” Religion News Service, December 2017.
- “The Surprising Finds at King Arthur’s Legendary Castle,” Forbes.com, June 2018.
- “Why the History of Medieval Studies Haunts How We Study the Past,” Forbes.com, July 2018.
Interviews with Prof. Gabriele have aired locally, nationally, and internationally. He is more than happy to talk about how the Middle Ages are seen in our modern world, whether it have to do with Game of Thrones, Star Wars, or just about anything else. Please contact him for more information.
- See Prof. Gabriele talk about his course on Game of Thrones, and again Prof. Gabriele talks about teaching Game of Thrones.
- Listen to Prof. Gabriele’s interview on WVTF/ Radio IQ about the role of women and the Middle Ages on Game of Thrones.
- See Prof. Gabriele talk about the medieval storytelling at work in Star Wars.
National/ International Interviews
- Listen to Prof. Gabriele’s interview on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation about “Fact Checking the Middle Ages.”
- Listen to Prof. Gabriele’s interview on With Good Reason (on NPR) on Game of Thrones (starts at about 13:23).
- Listen to Prof. Gabriele’s interview on WINA (Charlottesville) about persistence of apocalyptic belief.
- Watch Prof. Gabriele interviewed about the medieval history that informs the video games Dragon Age & Witcher 3.