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Tel Aviv University

Research Interests



In July 2008 I graduated from the University of Oxford after completing my D.Phil thesis on “Society, Medicine and Religion in the Work of Aelius Aristides”. In my thesis I examined society, medicine and religion in the work of Aristides, with particular reference to Aristides Sacred Tales. In September 2008 I began a two year Yad Hanadiv postdoctoral fellowship during which time I was based in Tel Aviv and Oxford. Building upon my doctoral work, my research has focused on healthcare in the Roman World. The project offers the first study of society, medicine, and disease in the Roman world from the point of view of those actively engaged in healthcare processes on both sides of the patient/healer divide. I examine the nature of medicine during the period between the middle Republic and the third century AD by reviewing the ontology of healthcare at this time. In October 2010 I began working as a lecturer in the Department of Classics at Tel Aviv University and I am currently completing a monograph based on my postdoctoral research. My future research plans are to undertake a study of the relationship between the growth of professionalism and the influence of Greek culture during the high Roman Empire, focusing on sophists, doctors, architects, and priests.