Timothy Michael Baker

Academic Appointments

Assistant Dean of the Faculty
Grant Research Associate (GrantGPS)
Lecturer in Religion and Humanities
Humanities LLC Faculty Liaison

Timothy M. Baker studies late antique and medieval religious history and manuscript traditions, with a particular emphasis on high medieval monastic theology and exegesis. He is currently working on a project that explores twelfth- and thirteenth-century Cistercian texts, investigating Cistercian interpretations of the monastery as a sacred space and a sacred bridge between the world of creation and the realm of the divine.  

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Timothy's courses examine biblical cosmological narratives, the development of Christianity in late antiquity and the Middle Ages, practices of "ascending into God" in medieval Latin Christianity, heresy, authority, and women's roles in the development of Christian spirituality.

He also teaches in the Humanities Program and is faculty advisor for the Humanities Living Learning Community.

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Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Th.D., Harvard Divinity School, 2015
Diploma in Manuscript Studies, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto), 2013
MTS, Harvard Divinity School, 2010
B.A., Dartmouth College, 2008