About

My research deals with the history of Byzantine scientific and philosophical thought. Until now, I have worked predominantly on the Palaiologan period (1204–1453) and thus, I occupied myself with authors such as Sophonias the Philosopher and Prochoros Kydones. My doctoral research examined the discourses of knowledge (astronomy and philosophy in particular) in the letters of the Byzantine polymath Nikephoros Gregoras (d. ca. 1360).

I have recently been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie co-funded POLONEZ 1 grant in order to conduct research on late Byzantine concepts of intellectual curiosity and polymathy at the University of Silesia in Katowice and I have started working on it in December 2016.

I was previously employed as the academic network facilitator of the international research network Emotions through time: from antiquity to Byzantium hosted by the University of Edinburgh. I also held predoctoral fellowships at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection and the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (Istanbul). I was a visiting research fellow at the Department of Classics of Brown University and postdoctoral fellow at New Europe College (Bucharest) and the Institute for research in the Humanities of the University of Bucharest.

I have taught in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and in Central European University (Budapest).

Outside of the classroom and the library, I sometimes venture into the world of cinema and television, or volunteer for art initiatives.

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