Robert Winn Associate Professor of History; Department Chair


Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
M.A., The Catholic University of America
M.A., Miami University (Ohio)
B.A., Cedarville University

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Dr. Winn earned his Ph.D. in early Christian studies. His research interests include religious and intellectual history in late antiquity and the early medieval and early Byzantine periods. Prior to joining Northwestern’s faculty, he was a visiting professor at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Winn is the author of Eusebius of Emesa: Church and Theology in the Mid-Fourth Century, which was published by The Catholic University of America Press in 2011. He has published articles in the Journal of Early Christian Studies. He has presented papers at the International Conference on Patristic Studies at Oxford University. His most recent conference papers, both read at the International Congress on Medieval Studies (2011 and 2012), were entitled “Lessons from Lesser Kings: Books IV and V of Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica” and “On Avarice: Eusebius of Emesa and John Chrysostom.”

Dr. Winn was on sabbatical during the 2012–13 academic year, conducting research on early medieval historiography, particularly the work of Bede and Gregory of Tours.

American Historical Association

American Academy of Religion

North American Patristics Society