Current EAP Post-doctoral Fellows
Hometown: Lenoxburg, Kentucky
Ph.D. International Peace Studies and Latin American History, Notre Dame
Ryne Clos is a cultural historian of twentieth-century Central America. He was granted his doctorate in International Peace Studies and Latin American History from the University of Notre Dame in January 2016. His research is centered on the connections between identity, religion, social change, and structural violence. Specifically, he investigates the development of liberation theology in Nicaragua in the 1960s and 1970s as an organic response to the population’s poverty and lack of institutionalized agency. He is also a lover of language and culture, generally speaking, making hobbies of language study and film-reviewing. He has taught courses in Central American History, World History, and Writing and Rhetoric.
Hometown: Orem, Utah
Ph.D. Medieval Studies, Notre Dame
Anna Siebach-Larsen received her Ph.D in Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and has Masters degrees in Medieval Studies and Comparative Literature. Her research focuses on literature, art, and science in thirteenth-century England, looking particularly at questions of cognition. She has studied in Paris, Vienna, and London, and worked as a French instructor. She has also taught literature, art history, and humanities courses at Notre Dame, Calumet College of St. Joseph, and Brigham Young University.