Alicia Simpson

History, Philosophy and the Ancient World

BA, History, Deree -The American College of Greece; MA, Late Antique & Byzantine Studies, King’s College London; PhD, Byzantine Studies, King’s College London

Dr. Simpson has been a member of the Deree Faculty since September 2018. She teaches courses in Ancient, Byzantine and Medieval History along with courses in Classical Literature and Culture. Prior to her current position she taught at Koç University, Istanbul, The Open University of Cyprus, and was a Research Fellow in Byzantine Studies at the National Hellenic Research Foundation.

Dr. Simpson has been the recipient of several research grants, including a Junior Fellowship in Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library in Washington DC, a fellowship in Hellenic Studies at Princeton University, and a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Her research interests focus on Byzantine literature and culture, intellectual history, and the reception of the classical tradition. She is the author of Niketas Choniates: A Historiographical Study (Oxford University Press, 2013) and the editor of Byzantium, 1180-1204: The Sad Quarter of a Century? (National Hellenic Research Foundation, 2015).