Kenneth Scott Parker, M.A.
He is working on a PhD in History at Royal Holloway, University of London, under the direction of Jonathan Harris. His thesis title is: "The Indigenous Christians of the Near East in an Era of Crusaders, Mongols, and Mamluks (1244-1365)". He earned his M.A. from Wheaton College in Chicago, USA, in Ecclesiastical History, and his B.A. in Religion and History from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, USA. The focus of his research is on the history of Oriental Christians in the Middle Ages. He spent considerable time in the Levant from Turkey to Egypt amongst the indigenous Christians and exploring the historical monuments. Since December 2009 he is employed as a research assistant at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in the frame of the DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm 1173 "Intergration und Desintegration der Kulturen im europäischen Mittelalter" for the project "Vermittler zwischen Ost und West: Griechisch-orthodoxe und lateinische Christen unter muslimischer Herrschaft als integrative Kräfte in der Levante (13.-15. Jahrhundert)".