Dr. Rachel L. Stocking earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University and came to SIU in 1994. She is a specialist in late antique and early medieval Iberian History. Her particular areas of interest include Christian culture, religious and political identities, Christian Anti-Judaism, Catholic political theology, and the relationship between law and local communities.
She is the author of Bishops, Councils, and Consensus in the Visigothic Kingdom, 589-633, and is currently working on a series of articles about Anti-Jewish policies and ideologies in the Visigothic Kingdom. Dr Stocking teaches courses on ancient and medieval Mediterranean, European, World history, and Historiography.