Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History, University of Exeter

My research interests range across the Roman, late Roman and early medieval periods, although I specialise in the role of invective and abuse in all forms of politics and the formation of authoritative knowledge in late antiquity. This includes working on a number of early Christian writings that have traditionally been seen as part of Patristics.
Having spent several years looking at polemic in the political culture of the later Roman empire, I have recently embarked on a new project examining the growth of late-antique heresiology in the context of classical notions of the ordering of knowledge.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History, University of Exeter