Dr. Robert Winn Professor of History; Department Chair


Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
M.A., The Catholic University of America
M.A., Miami University (Ohio)
B.A., Cedarville University

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Dr. Winn earned his Ph.D. in the early Christian studies program at The Catholic University of America, and his degree focused on two examination areas: late antique history and Greek and Latin patristics. His research interests include religious and intellectual history in Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. Prior to joining Northwestern’s faculty, he was a visiting professor at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Winn is the author of Eusebius of Emesa: Church and Theology in the Mid-Fourth Century, which was published by The Catholic University of America Press in 2011. His published articles have appeared in the Journal of Early Christian Studies and Vigiliae Christianae, and he has presented papers at the International Conference on Patristic Studies at Oxford University.

Winn currently has two long-term research and writing projects. First, he is writing a series of short books covering the history of Christianity. The first volume, Christianity in the Roman Empire (100-300), was published in November 2018 by Hendrickson Publishers. He is already at work on a follow-up volume entitled Christianity in Late Antiquity (300-500). Second, he is working on an article on Bede's agenda and notion of royal authority in his Ecclesiastical History. This will be a follow-up article to his 2016 article "Gregory of Tours, the Eastern Emperor, and Merovingian Gaul," and reflects his interest in early medieval historiography.