Degrees and Requirements
Yale Divinity School
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School of Music
Program in Liturgical Studies
Postdoctoral Fellows 2012-2013
This year, the Institute of Sacred Music welcomes three new post-doctoral associates to its community:
Andrew Irving is a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in Liturgical Studies,
and completed his dissertation in Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame
under the direction of Professor Daniel Sheerin: “Gospel Books in Eleventh-Century
Montecassino: An Archaeology of the Liturgical Book.” His current research project, entitled
“The Altar and the Book,” explores the relationship between the material format of the highly
complex and extremely widely used 12th-century book product, the Roman missal, and the texts
that this product contained. He seeks to shed new light on the development and dominance of the
plenary missal in the context of broader transformation in contemporary book technologies. At
the same time, his work proposes new models for understanding these wider developments in the
light of transformation in the material features of the 12th-century missal. B.A., B.Theol.,
University of Auckland, New Zealand; M.T.S., M.M.S., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.
Deborah Justice is a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in ethnomusicology
Deborah Justice's research interests focus on the phenomenological intersections between individual and social creation of meaning through music, the role of musical experience in creating community, and how practitioners interact with globalizing flows of music and media to transform local traditions over time. Much of her recent ethnographic work has addressed middle-class white communities in the United States, but previous research in Morocco and her current residence in Würzburg, Bavaria have helped to develop a more transnational perspective on currents within evangelical Christian worship. During her postdoctoral year, she will prepare a book manuscript exploring how mainline Protestants have been engaging with the musical dichotomy of guitar-driven “contemporary” against the organ-and-choir-based “traditional” worship style in order to cultivate both spiritual authenticity and broader societal vitality within the United States. B.A., The College of William and Mary; M.A., Wesleyan University; Ph.D., Indiana University.
Orgu Dalgic's research interests focus on the visual culture of the early Christian and Byzantine
Mediterranean, particularly Asia Minor; floor mosaics; topography and monuments of
Constantinople; and cross-cultural encounters in the Mediterranean, with a particular focus on
interactions of Greco-Roman, Byzantine and Early Islamic visual cultures. She most recently
held a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Byzantine Arts and Archaeology at Dumbarton
Oaks in Washington, DC. She also served as a Distinguished Lecturer at Catholic University,
Department of Art. B.A., Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey; M.A., Ph.D.
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
(Updated September 2012)