Justin Kirkland studies the development of canon law and natural law in medieval and early modern England.
He received his B.A. in History with a minor in Secondary Education from Texas Tech University (2010), and his M.A. in History from Texas Tech University in 2013. His Master's thesis, "From Rite to Right: How Holy Days Became a Natural Right in Medieval England" received the Outstanding Master's Thesis in the Humanities Prize from the Texas Tech Graduate School.