Hannah Matis is a church historian specializing in early medieval biblical interpretation and the church in Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. Prior to coming to the School of Theology she taught a wide variety of subjects in church history at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. She teaches courses in the history of spirituality, Anglicanism, the Episcopal Church, and the experience of women in Christianity. Her first book, The Song of Songs in the Early Middle Ages (Brill, 2019), examined how the poetry of the Song of Songs shaped clerical identity and ecclesiology in the Carolingian reforms of the ninth century. Her second book, The History of Women in Christianity to 1600 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2022), is built on her years of teaching and aims to be a resource for both laypeople and seminarians. She is a graduate of the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Durham in the U.K.