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Alicia Simpson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine History, Deree - The American College of Greece



King’s College London
Ph.D. Byzantine Studies

King’s College London
M.A. Late Antique & Byzantine Studies

University of Bristol
M.A. Medieval Studies

Deree – The American College of Greece
B.A. History


Alicia Simpson has been a member of the Deree Faculty since September 2018. She teaches courses in Ancient Greek, Byzantine and Medieval European History. 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 in Athens.

Professor 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, including their late antique and classical antecedents, but she is also interested in Byzantium’s interaction and exchange with its Islamic, Slavic and Western European neighbors. She is the author of Niketas Choniates: A Historiographical Study (Oxford University Press, 2013) and the editor of Byzantium1180-1204: The Sad Quarter of a Century? (National Hellenic Research Foundation, 2015). Professor Simpson is currently working on a collaborative project focusing on Byzantine cities in the Balkans from the ninth to the twelfth century.