Tiggy McLaughlin is a historian of Christianity in late antiquity (ca. 300-700). Her scholarly interests center on the religious lives of ordinary Christians throughout the Mediterranean world. Her in-progress book project considers flesh and the role the materiality of flesh played in late antique Christians' understanding of theological concepts of flesh and Christ as the Word-made-flesh. She has also published an article on the role of ordinary people in the fifth-century reform of the church in Gaul using evidence from the Gallic councils, and is in the process of publishing an article on the various means by which Caesarius, bishop of Arles in the sixth century, used the concept of “teaching by example” to construct a universal Christian faith through clerical pedagogy.
For a full list of scholarly activity, see her CV.