Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America

Andrew Rivard-Hill

Graduate Student

Andrew Rivard Hill is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in the Department of French at the University of Virginia. Currently, he is writing his dissertation, which is entitled “The Reading Practice of Compassion: Medieval Prayer and Saint Margaret of Antioch.” One of his primary focuses consists of transcribing and translating medieval prayers from French Books of Hours in U.S. collections. His second translation project is to make lesser-known Old French versions of the widely popular Life of St. Margaret from U.S. collections available in English for future study. His research interests include the history of emotions, hagiography, devotional practices in medieval Christianity, manuscript and material culture, and digital humanities.