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Research Students

Robert Brown is working on an AHRC-funded PhD project on the Byzantine-Arab border from the mid-8th to the mid-10th centuries: a study of cross-border traffic and the dynamics of prisoner exchange. He is supervised by Frank Trombley.

Zachary Esterson is a member of the Latin and Syriac Commentary Project. His AHRC funded PhD is on Victorinus of Pettau and his role as the first (extant) Latin author who wrote a Biblical commentary (on the book of Revelation). The focus of this project is on Victorinus' sources, his commentarial techniques and his influence on western Biblical exegesis and historical thinking. The PhD is supervised by Josef Lössl and John Watt.

William Jupp has recently embarked on a PhD on the Life, Writings and Reception of St. Arsenios. He is supervised by Nicholas Baker-Brian and Josef Lössl.

Victoria Leonard is working on an AHRC funded PhD project on "Imperial Authority and the Providence of Monotheism in Book Seven of Orosius's Historia adversus Paganos". Her project is supervised by Nicholas Baker-Brian and Josef Lössl.

Katrina O'Brien is working on a project on the Manichaean Faustus of Mileve as represented in Augustine's work Contra Faustum. Her project is supervised by Nicholas Baker-Brian and Josef Lössl.

Elif Tokay has recently completed her PhD on Gregory of Nazianzus' Theological Orations and their translations into Arabic by Ibrahim ibn-Yuhanna al-Antaki. She was funded by an international studentship granted by the Republic of Turkey. Her project was supervised by Josef Lössl and John Watt.

Susanna Tower's PhD project is on gender and religion in the study of Manichaeism. Susanna's project is supervised by Nicholas Baker-Brian.

Michal Zytka has recently completed his PhD on 'Baths and Bathing in Late Antiquity' in the context of CLARC's project on 'Scientific Thinking in Late Antiquity'. His PhD was supervised by Shaun Tougher and Josef Lössl.