Cecilia M. Peek: Mormon Scholar

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Cecilia Peek Mormon Scholar

Cecilia Marie Mahoney Peek is an associate professor in Classics and comparative studies at Brigham Young University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Classics. She went on to earn a master’s and PhD in Mediterranean Archaeology from the University of California–Berkeley.

Her research interests include Hellenistic and Roman history, Classical historiography, and Greek and Latin prose literature. She was a featured scholar in a documentary on the full scope of the life of Christ, Messiah: Behold the Lamb of God, created at BYU.

Peek served as a missionary to Frankfurt, Germany, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which she is a member. She is married to Kenneth Peek and they are the parents of one daughter.