Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Byzantine History
Washington , DC 20007
- PhD, Princeton
- MPhil, Oxford
- BA, University of Texas at Austin
I am originally from Houston, Texas and studied Arabic, Philosophy, History, and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin for my undergraduate degree. I did an MPhil at Oxford in Eastern Christian Studies and then my PhD in History at Princeton. I have been at Dumbarton Oaks since August 2010 as the Post-Doctoral Teaching fellow in Byzantine History and have, since then, taught one course each semester in the History Department at George Washington University as part of my fellowship. I am interested in the cultural history of the eastern Mediterranean, especially the Middle East, in the Late Antique and early medieval period. My research focuses on the Syriac-speaking Christian communities of the Near East in this period, but I am interested in a number of other, related areas, including Greco-Syriac and Greco-Arabic translation, Christian-Muslim interactions, sectarianism and identity, early Islamic history, and Aramaic dialectology. I am also interested in the editing of Syriac and Arabic (especially Christian Arabic) texts.