Degrees and Education
May 1993: Ph.D., Byzantine and Medieval History, Department of History, Fordham. University. Mentors: Professor Rev. John Meyendorff (†) and Professor Maryanne Kowaleski.
May 1985: M.A., Medieval History, Department of History, Fordham University.
May 1983: B.A., Classics & Humanities, Saint Olaf College.
1985-1986: Byzantine Art and Archaeology, New York University, Institute of Fine Arts.
1985-1986: Armenian & Georgian History, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, Columbia University.
1984: Greek Paleography, Harvard University.
1984-1985: Early Christian and Byzantine Theology, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary.
1981: Classics, St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge University.
1979-1980: Greek Art & Archaeology, College Year in Athens
HONORS AND AWARDS
2002 & 1995: Dumbarton Oaks/Trustees for Harvard University, Summer Fellowships.
1991-1992: Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship.
1989-1990: Dumbarton Oaks/Trustees for Harvard University, Junior Fellowship.
1988-1989: Fulbright-Hays Research Fellowship (Thessaloniki, Greece).
1988-1989: American School of Classical Studies, Gennadeion Fellowship, (Athens, Greece).
1984-1991: Fordham University, Research, Teaching and Presidential Fellowships.
1984: Harvard University, Summer Scholarship.
1983-1984: Jesuits of Fordham Loyola Fellowship.
1982: Phi Beta Kappa, St. Olaf College.
2003 & 2005: Academic Director and Dean of the Rome Campus, University of Dallas.
1999-2005: Visiting Assistant Professor of History, University of Dallas Rome Program.
1994-2000: Tenured University Lecturer in Byzantine Studies, Department of Classics, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Fall 1996: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Archaeology and the History of Art, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.
1993-1994: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.
1992-1993: Instructor, Department of History, Upsala College.
1986-1988: Teaching Fellow & Adjunct Instructor, Dept. of History, Fordham University.
The Monks and Monasteries of Constantinople (ca. 350-850) (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2007). Reviews : Av. Cameron, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 60 (2009) 553-5; J. Hilner, The Journal of Hellenic Studies 129 (2009) 251-2; A. Louth, The Expository
Times 121:6 (2010) 319.
Articles and Book Chapters:
2009: “Images of Motherhood and Self in Byzantine Literature,” Dumbarton Oaks Papers 63 (2009), in press.
2007: “Byzantine Monastic Rules Before the Typikon (sixth through eighth centuries),” in Founders and Refounders of Byzantine Monasteries, ed. Margaret Mullett (Belfast Byzantine Texts and Translations, 6:3) ( Belfast, 2007) 140-81.
2006: “The Religious Lives of Children and Adolescents,” in A People’s History of Christianity. Vol 3: Byzantine Christianity, ed. Derek Krueger ( Minneapolis, Fortress Press: 2006) 182-200.
2006: “Monks and Circus Factions in Early Byzantine Political Life,” Monastères, images, pouvoirs et société à Byzance, ed. Michel Kaplan (Byzantina Sorbonensia, 23) (Paris, Publications de la Sorbonne: 2006) 13-25.
2002: “A Rough-Guide to Byzantine Monasticism in the Seventh Century,” in The Reign of Heraclius (610-641): Crisis and Confrontation, eds. Gerrit J. Reinink and Bernard H, Stolte (Groningen Studies in Cultural Change) ( Leuven-Paris-Dudley, MA : 2002) 205-226.
1999: “Spiritual Authority and Monasticism in Constantinople During the Dark Ages (ca. 650-800),” in Portraits of Spiritual Authority, eds. J.W. Drijvers and John Watt, Religions of the Graeco-Roman World (Leiden: Brill, 1999), 195-222.
1998: “The City a Desert: Theodore of Stoudios on Porneia,” in Desire and Denial in Byzantium, ed. Elizabeth James, Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies Publications 6 (Aldershot, England: Variorum Press, 1999), 67-74.
1998: “Friendship and the Byzantine Iconoclast Age,” in Friendship and Friendship Networks in the Middle Ages, ed. Julian Haseldine (London: Sutton Press, 1990), 137-52.
1998: “Some Intertexts of the Vita Stephani Junioris,” Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 22 (1998): 200-14.
1997: “Life and Artistry in the Publication of Demetrios Kydones’ Letter Collection,” Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 37:1 (Spring 1996): 75-102.
1996: “The Politics of Salvation: Theodore of Stoudios on Martyrdom (Martyrion) and Speaking Out (Parrhesia),” Dumbarton Oaks Papers 50 (1996): 263-287.
1996: “Redeeming Byzantine Epistolography,” Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 20 (1996): 213-48.
1996: “Women of Discipline During the Second Iconoclast Age,” Byzantinische Zeitschrift 89:1 (1996): 37-44.
1995: “Theodore of Stoudios, Pope Leo III and the Joseph Affair (808-812): New Light on an Obscure Negotiation,” Orientalia Christiana Periodica 61:2 (1995): 407-23.
Edited & Translated Texts:
2003: “ The Encomium of Ss. Isakios and Dalmatos by Michael the Monk (BHG 3 956d): Text, Translation and Notes, in EUKOSMIA. Studi miscellanei per il 75˚di Vincenzo Poggi S.J., eds. Vincenzo Ruggieri and Luca Pieralli ( Rome, 2003), 275-311.
1989: “The Answer to Paul Asen of Gregory Palamas: A Fourteenth-Century Apology for One, Grand and Angelic Schema,” St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly 33:1 (1989): 35-51.
2009: Haldon, John, ed. A Social History of Byzantium (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing: Chichester, West Sussex :, 2009), in Journal of Hellenic Studies (in press)
2003: The Life of Lazaros of Mt. Galesion, An Eleventh-Century Pillar Saint, ed-tr. Richard P.H. Greenfield, Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Saints' Lives in Translation, 3, (Washington, D.C., Oaks, 2000), in Orientalia Christiana Periodica 69:2 (2003): 476-477.
2003: Eleonora Koundoura-Galake, ed., The Dark Centuries of Byzantium ( Athens, 2001), in Orientalia Christiana Periodica 69:1 (2003): 209-214.
2003: Roman Cholij, Theodore the Stoudite, The Ordering of Holiness, Oxford Theological Monographs ( Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2002), in The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 54:2 (2003): 330-331.
1999: Eleonora Koundoura-Galake, The Byzantine Clergy and Society During the Dark Ages (in Greek), in Orientalia Christiana Periodica 65:2 (1998): 469-73.
2010 “Sinai, Monastery of St. Catherine,” in Encyclopedia of Ancient History, eds. Roger Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige Champion, Andrew Erskine and Sabine Huebner, 13 vols. (Wiley-Blackwell: London, 2010), in press.
2010 “Symeon of Emesa / Symeon the Fool,” in Encyclopedia of Ancient History, eds. Roger Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige Champion, Andrew Erskine and Sabine Huebner, 13 vols. (Wiley-Blackwell: London, 2010), in press.
2010 “Stoudios Monastery; Stoudite Typikon,” in Encyclopedia of Ancient History, eds. Roger Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige Champion, Andrew Erskine and Sabine Huebner, 13 vols. (Wiley-Blackwell: London, 2010), in press.
2010 “Symeon the Stylite the Elder,” in Encyclopedia of Ancient History, eds. Roger Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige Champion, Andrew Erskine and Sabine Huebner, 13 vols. (Wiley-Blackwell: London, 2010), in press.
2010 “Symeon the Stylite the Younger,” in Encyclopedia of Ancient History, eds. Roger Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige Champion, Andrew Erskine and Sabine Huebner, 13 vols. (Wiley-Blackwell: London, 2010), in press.
2000 “Theodore of Stoudios”, in The Encyclopedia of Monasticism, ed. William M. Johnston, 2 vols. ( Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers: 2000), vol. 2:1252.
ACADEMIC PAPERS READ :
Aug. 2006: XXth International Congress of Byzantine Studies, University of London, Aug. 24th.
April 2005: XXXIXth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, April 4th.
Sept. 2004: Topographia e strutture degli insediamenti monastici dall’ età della riforma, VIII secolo – fine XI secolo. III Seminario Internazionale di Studio “I Monasteri nell’alto medioevo”, Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa / Castel San Vincenzo (SI), Italy September 24th.
Dec. 2002: The Byzantine and Modern Greek Seminar, Centre for Hellenic Studies, Kings’ College London, December 9th.
Aug. 2002: XX e Congrès international des Études byzantines, Université Paris I—Panthéon-Sorbonne, August 23rd.
Feb. 2002: Faculty Seminar, Centre de Recherches d’ Histoire et Civilisation Byzantines et du Proche-Orient Médiéval, Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), Feb. 26th.
Feb. 2002: Convegno in Inaugurazione XXII Anno Accademico 2001-2002 Scuola di Specializzazione in Archeologia: “Costantinopoli: nuovi studi e scoperte,” University of Lecce, Cavallino, Italy, February 2nd.
Nov. 2001: Humanities Faculty Seminar, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, November 20th.
April 2001: Groningen Workshop on the Age of Heraclius, Groningen, April. 20th.
March 2001: Notre Dame Workshop on the Three Worlds—Islam, Judaism and Christianity, The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, March 25th.
Nov. 1998: The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) Snipes’ Lecture, Istanbul, Turkey, November 30th.
Sept. 1998: The Third Belfast Byzantine Colloquium on the Evergetis Monastery, The Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, N. Ireland, September 20th.
May 1998: Cardiff-Groningen Workshop in Early Christianity, Byzantium and the Christian Orient, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales, May 9th.
Nov. 1997: Humanities Faculty Seminar, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, November 5th.
March 1997: The 23rd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Sussex University, UK, March 21st.
Nov. 1996: Humanities Faculty Seminar, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, November 14th.
March 1995: Seminarium on Cosmogony and the Systematization of Knowledge, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, March 10th.
Dec. 1994: Humanities Faculty Seminar, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, December 23rd.
Oct. 1994: Byzantijns-Nieuwgrieks Seminarium, The University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 7th.
March 1994: The 28th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, U.K. March 26th.
Oct. 1990: The Sixteenth Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., October 26th.
March 1989: Centre byzantin, Athens, Greece, March 28th.
May 1985: The 20th Int’l Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.A., May 17th.