Zachary M. Domach

Zachary M. Domach

Research Interest


M.Phil., Religion, Columbia University, 2017
Advanced Certificate, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Columbia University, 2016
M.A., Religion, Columbia University, 2015
M.St., Theology, University of Oxford, 2014
M.A., History, Emory University, 2013
B.A., Classics & History and Music, Emory University, 2013


Zachary Domach is a PhD Candidate (Late Antique Christianity) in the Department of Religion at Columbia University. His dissertation focuses on the role played by wisdom literature in the transmission and reception of the classical tradition among Christians. He is particularly interested in questions of meaning making, community formation, and identity construction arising from the intersection of paremiology and practice. He also writes on ancient education, early Christian music, and canon law. In addition to his textual research, he has excavated at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods (Samothrace, Greece) and Hadrian’s Villa (Tivoli, Italy).

Currently teaching Columbia’s flagship Literature Humanities course, Zachary also holds a Teaching Assessment Fellowship from the Columbia University Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).  Prior to this appointment, he received the CTL’s 2018-19 Senior Fellowship, piloted the Teaching Development Program, worked as a Teaching Consultant, and was selected for the 2016-17 Teaching Observation Fellowship. He was named a 2012 Beinecke Scholar and awarded the George and Apphia Woodruffe Scholarship in Theology by the University of Oxford.