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Dr Nic Baker-Brian 

Education and Qualifications

BA Theology with Philosophy (Wales 1996)

MA Celtic Studies (Wales 1997)

PhD Late Antique Latin literature (Wales 2002)

Career Overview

2004-5 Lecturer, Ancient History, Cardiff University

2005-12 Lecturer, Religious and Theological Studies, Cardiff University

2012-Present Senior Lecturer, Religious and Theological Studies, Cardiff University

Teaching Profile

I teach a range of Undergraduate modules in the areas of ancient Greek language, New Testament exegesis, Late Antique Religions, and Judaism. I also teach on a range of MA modules, available as part of the MA in Religious Studies (Late Antiquity Route), and MA Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

Awards and Prizes

British Academy Doctoral Award-Holder

Membership and External Activity

Member: North American Patristics Society

Member: International Association of Manichaean Studies


Recent Presentations include:

2012: ‘Materialism, Pork, Scatology, and Cruelty’ in Augustine’s De moribus manichaeorum’, Cardiff Religious Studies Seminar Series

2011: ‘The Role of Women in the Diffusion of Manichaeism in the Roman Empire’, International Patristics Conference, Oxford University

2009: ‘Julian’s Misopogon’, Emperor and Author: Religion, Culture and Politics in the Writings of Julian the Apostate, Cardiff University

2008: ‘The Frailty of the Apostle: Observations on the Body of Mani in Greek and Coptic Manichaean Literature’, International Medievalists Conference, Leeds University

2008: ‘The Fossilisation of Heresy: Possidius of Calama and the Manichaeans’, Classical Association Conference, University of Liverpool

2008: 'Manufacturing Tradition: The Rediscovery of Manichaeism beyond Augustine', World-View Society, Bath-Spa University