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About June-Ann Greeley

Dr. Greeley is trained in Classical languages and literature and Medieval Studies, specifically late antique and medieval theology and literature, religious and intellectual history, and classical/medieval (Latin) poetry. As a scholar, she has presented at conferences and published along two tracks: she translates and interprets late antique, Celtic and medieval Latin theological and literary works and explores late antique and medieval spirituality, including the literature of of medieval women, medieval mystics (Christian and Sufism); sacred art and architecture; medieval and modern Celtic authors; the emergence of Islam in medieval Europe; Dante Studies, and global medievalisms. 
Her other scholarly fields of research concern religion/ genocide and memoir, specifically Holocaust and 20th -century Genocide Studies; the intersectionality of religion/ spirituality and literature; feminist theory and Gothic / the Weird in modern literature.  She is an active member of several scholarly societies including: the Medieval Academy of America; the Dante Society of America; the American Academy of Religion; the Modern Language Association (and its regional affiliate, NeMLA); The Richard III Society, and The Society for he Study of the Middle Ages in Popular Culture.
Dr. Greeley is a regular contributor to SHU Blog, Go Rebuild My House:
Dr. Greeley directs or advises several programs on campus:
Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program, which oversees the minor in Middle Eastern Studies
Advisor to the campus chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma (DES), the national honor society for students at Catholic universities


September 2023 - Present Professor, Sacred Heart University
2020 - August 2023 Associate Professor Languages & Literature and Catholic Studies, Sacred Heart University Languages and Literature, College of Arts and Sciences
2019 Associate Professor Theology & Religious Studies, Sacred Heart University Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

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Honors and Awards

  • SHU Promotion to Professor 2023


2000 Ph.D. Classics, Fordham University
1988 M.A., Fordham University
1982 M.A., University of Connecticut
1976 B.A., Connecticut College

Contact Information

Martire Center BUCM*W340
Department of Languages and Literatures
Sacred Heart University


Presentations (8)

Contributions to Books (10)

Articles (8)