Yanchen Liu entered the Ph.D. program in the History of Christianity at Columbia University in the fall of 2015. His primary research interest concerns the interaction between the medieval papacy and the compilations of medieval canon law during the eleventh to the thirteenth century in Western Europe.
Currently he also works at the Digital Humanities Center of Columbia University as an intern. His project at the Digital Humanities Center deals with the digitalization of Western MS 82, which is a medieval Canon Law manuscript persevered in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library of Columbia University, and the digitalization of the Regesta pontificum romanorum of Philipp Jaffe.
Additionally, he also has keen interests in Medieval Latin Palaeography, Medieval Maps and Medieval Bestiaries in Western Europe.
He earned his M.A. in Religious Studies from Columbia University in 2015 and his B.A. in Sociology from Minzu University of China in 2013