Daniel Zimmerman

Area:
Early Christianity, Late Antique Christianity, New Testament Literature, Nag Hammadi Literature
Office:
HSSB 3055
Office Hours:
Fridays, 9:10 - 10:10 am
Time Period: Fall 2019
Email:
dszimmerman@umail.ucsb.edu

About:

I am a scholar of Early Christian literature, including writings from the New Testament, Patristics, and the Nag Hammadi library. I graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Religious Studies from Cornell University in December 2017 . My senior honors thesis was entitled “Make Her Male: An Examination of the Gospel of Thomas’ Final Logion” and dealt with late antique interpretations of the 114th logion in the Gospel of Thomas. In my current research, I am interested in the construction of ‘heresy,’ particularly as it pertains to Gnostic writings in the second and third centuries CE.

Fellowships & Awards:

  • Rowny Fellowship (2018)
  • Weiner Prize for Undergraduate Research on Buddhist Practice (2017)
  • Reginald Foster Scholarship for Paideia Institute’s Living Greek in Greece (2017)

Languages:

  • English (native)
  • Ancient Greek (advanced)
  • Latin (intermediate)
  • German (intermediate; reading)
  • Spanish (intermediate)
  • Coptic (beginner)