I gained a BA, MPhil, and PhD in Classics from Cambridge before moving to Oxford as a JRF in History at Trinity College in 2008. In 2011 I returned to Cambridge as a Leverhulme Post-doctoral Fellow and Fellow in Classics at Churchill College, before returning to Oxford in 2012 as the A.G. Leventis Lecturer, then Associate Professor, in Eastern Christianity (split 50/50 between the Faculty of History and the Faculty of Theology and Religion). I moved from Trinity to St Peter’s College, where I am now a Research Fellow, in 2018.
History of Christianity
Ecclesiastical History, in particular the history of eastern Christianities in the eastern Roman empire, the Sasanian empire, and the caliphate in the fourth to tenth centuries.
I am the director of the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity.
I am a member of the Editorial Committee of Translated Text for Historians (Liverpool University Press).