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Caitlin Ferrell

Former SU Religion major Caitlin Ferrell (Class of 2013) wrote to us recently to share what she’s been doing since she left the friendly confines of Georgetown!

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September 24, 2014

After graduating in 2013 from Southwestern University, I took some time away from the world of academia to consider the next steps in my career and life.  During this time, I submitted papers for publication in the Huffington Post as well as Vexillum, an undergraduate journal of ancient and medieval studies.  I also took this time to do some serious self-exploration along with research into many different academic options including Library Science degrees, Art History degrees and museum positions, and Religious Studies graduate programs. 


Eventually, I made the difficult but ultimately fulfilling decision to pursue my interests in early and medieval Christianity and the place and role of women within the tradition at those times.  During the fall of 2013, I applied to multiple different MA programs for the study of historical Christianity and was delightedly accepted into Graduate Schools of Columbia University and Indiana University Bloomington as well as the Divinity Schools of Yale University and the University of Edinburgh. 


After much internal deliberation, I came to the decision that I would pursue my Master of Arts Concentrated in the History of Christianity through the Divinity School of Yale University.  I will move to New Haven, Connecticut, and begin my term at Yale in August of this year, 2014. 

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