Areas of Study
Religious Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Email Address
Benedict Hall 208

Sarah Griffis’ current research focuses on early Christian martyr narratives and Greek tragedy. Specifically, she demonstrates that early Christians drew from tragedy in order to formulate their own, very different stories about martyrs' suffering through a case study of the Martyrdom of Pionius. She looks forward to teaching two courses in the coming fall: Introduction to the New Testament and Ancient Healing and Magic.

Griffis earned her Ph.D. in religion from Harvard University, an MTS in New Testament and Early Christianity from Harvard Divinity School, and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Arkansas in classics and English literature.

Recent Courses Taught

Ancient Healing and Magic
The New Testament

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

Ph.D., Harvard University
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
B.A., University of Arkansas


Early Christian Generic Hybridity: The Martyrdom of Pionius and Tragedy

The $400 million campaign to provide students with a life-altering education.

Learn More About the Campaign

Site Search