Wesleyan portrait of Jesse Wayne Torgerson

Jesse Wayne Torgerson

Assistant Professor of Letters

41 Wyllys Avenue, 322

Assistant Professor, Medieval Studies

Assistant Professor, History


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BA Biola University
MA University of California, Berkeley
PHD University of California, Berkeley

Jesse Wayne Torgerson

Jesse W. Torgerson's teaching and research interests are in the medieval period, particularly in exchanges and interactions between the societies and cultures of Europe and the Mediterranean basin.
His current book project re-creates the dramatic ninth-century political context surrounding the collaborative compilation of the famous Byzantine history of the universe, the Chronography (or Chronicle) of George Synkellos and Theophanes the Confessor.

Please visit his website to connect with ongoing collaborative projects, or to learn more about current teaching and research interests.


Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Rm 322, Boger Hall (previously known as 41 Wyllys) - On Sabbatical Spring 2018


Fall 2019
COL 150F - 01
Great Books Unbound (FYS)

COL 243 - 01
Junior Colloquium

COL 350 - 01
History as Tragedy