Michael J. Kelly is Visiting Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature at Binghamton University (SUNY). He is an interdisciplinary scholar who specializes in historical theory and the history of the early medieval Mediterranean. He received his PhD in History in 2015 from the University of Leeds, where he wrote a thesis on Visigothic literature and law. He is also Director of the international, open-access project Networks and Neighbours and co-director of the Visigothic Symposia and Capitalism’s Past. He is the author of a number of publications in early medieval history and literature, and philosophy of history, including, most recently, the volume, co-edited with Arthur Rose, Theories of History: History Read Across the Humanities (Bloomsbury, 2018).