University of Southern California

Graduate Students

Patrick Wyman

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Biographical Sketch

After completing my BA in History at USC, I spent two years at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where I received my MA in Medieval Studies. Now in my second year in the department, my current work focuses on political culture in the immediately post-Roman barbarian kingdoms, but I also have interests in late Latin linguistics, archaeological approaches, and epistolary theory. I warmly welcome inquiries of any kind, so feel free to contact me.


  • B.A. History, University of Southern California, 05/2007
  • M.A., Medieval Studies National University of Ireland, Galway, 2009


Research Keywords

  • Late Antiquity, political culture, communications, human mobility, barbarians, epistolography, late Latin linguistics, Germanic languages, archaeology

Research Specialties

  • Medieval Europe, Late Antiquity, Roman history, political culture, medieval women's and gender history