PhD Trinity College Dublin
Ranke de Vries is an associate professor, holder of the Ben Alder Chair in Celtic Studies, and the graduate studies coordinator (MA program) in Celtic Studies at StFX. She joined the department in 2014. She holds a Masters in Celtic Languages and Literature, as well as a Masters in Medieval Studies from Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and a PhD in Early Irish from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Her doctoral dissertation is entitled ‘De causis torchi Corc’ Óche and Aided Echach maic Maireda’, which was revised and published in 2012 as volume 65 of the Irish Texts Society series. She comes to St. Francis Xavier University from Utrecht in the Netherlands, where she spent several years as a professor in Celtic Languages and Culture.
Her research interests include medieval Irish and Welsh languages and literatures, narrative tradition, textual edition and the history of medieval (Celtic) medicine. In 2019-20, she will be teaching CELT 220: Celtic Paganism (3 credits, Fall Term), 230: Celtic Christianity (3 credits, Winter Term), 349: Medieval Medicine (3 credits, Fall Term), 361: Selected Topics I: Medieval Manuscripts (3 credits, Fall Term), 362: Selected Topics II: Sport & Entertainment (3 credits, Winter Term), and 521 & 522: Old Irish I & II (6 credits).