Matthew Esquivel

Ph.D., Religious Studies

Mesquite, TX

What is your research area?
Christian Tradition (Concentration in History of Early Christianity)

What is something cool about your field?
Reading early Church writings.

What is the best thing you've done as a graduate student at SMU so far?
Went to a Rangers game for free because the grad school was giving away tickets.

What is your favorite thing to do in Dallas?
Finding a good place to kayak

What do you wish you'd known before starting graduate schools?
That it really is possible to do it without getting into debt. I think I would have started early if I realized that there are much more grants and fellowships available than I had realized. I am thankful for the funding resources that have been made available.

What is your favorite leisure activity?
Reading. I thoroughly enjoy reading Early Church writers and the Lord of the Rings.