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Paul Dilley (2000-01)
Paul Dilley received a PhD in Religious Studies at Yale in 2008, with a dissertation entitled “Care of the Other in Ancient Monasticism: A Cultural History of Ascetic Guidance.” He was assistant professor of ancient history at Kansas State (2008-2009), and is now assistant professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, History and Religious Studies, and Jewish Studies at the Pennsylvania State University (2009-). His research is focused on religions of the ancient Mediterranean world and Iran, from the period of Alexander the Great to early Islam. He is part of an international team publishing an ancient Coptic manuscript kept at the Chester Beatty library in Dublin, which contains scriptures of the Manichaeans, a Jewish-Christian heresy from Persian Mesopotamia which became the first world religion; he spent the summer of 2009 as a visiting scholar at the University of Sydney working on this project. (6/26/09)