AnnMarie M. Bridges
AnnMarie M. Bridges is a PhD candidate in the Committee on the Study of Religion. She specializes in the history of Christian theological writing and studies how such texts form, or work upon, their readers. Her current project considers the intertwined roles of perception and reading in John Calvin’s 1559 Institutes of the Christian Religion against the backdrop of the crises and upheavals that marked 16th century European visual culture. She received her bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Chicago before completing her Master of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School. In addition to broad interests in visual culture and perception, AnnMarie’s other research interests include histories of reading, temporality as it relates to texts and reading, and the status and uses of theological language.