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Nicolette S. Trahoulia, PhD

Professor of Art History, Deree – The American College of Greece



Harvard University
Ph.D. Art History

Harvard University
M.A. Art History

B.A. Art History

Nicolette S. Trahoulia is Professor of Art History at Deree – The American College of Greece. She is the author of The Greek Alexander Romance: Venice Hellenic Institute Codex 5 (1997) and co-editor of The Discerning Gaze: Image and Materiality in Byzantium and Beyond (forthcoming). She is a former Fulbright research scholar and a Dumbarton Oaks Junior Fellow. She has published on topics relating to gender and hagiography, art and subjectivity, as well as the interface of text, art, and performance. Her current project deals with late antique ivories as a means of self-representation.


Select Publications

‘Imitation and Likeness: Catherine of Siena and Rose of Lima,’ in Trpimir Vedris, Gabor Klaniczay, and Dorottya Uhrin, eds. The Saints of Rome: Diffusion and Reception from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period (Zagreb: Bibliotheca Hagiotheca, 2022), 305-17

‘Byzantine Art and the Fourth Crusade,’ in Evan Freeman and Anne L. McClanan, eds. Guide to Byzantine Art (2021)

‘Romance Novels: Alexander Romance,’ in Vasiliki Tsamakda, ed. A Companion to Byzantine Illustrated Manuscripts (Leiden: Brill, 2017), 169-76

‘Vat. gr. 752 and Vat. gr. 1927: Related Manuscripts?’ in Barbara Crostini and Glenn Peers, eds. A Book of Psalms from Eleventh-Century Constantinople: On the Complex of Texts and Images in Vat. gr. 752 (Rome: Vatican Library Studi e Testi, 2016), 547-67

‘The Venice Alexander Romance: Pictorial narrative and the art of telling stories,’ in Ruth Macrides, ed. History as Literature in Byzantium (Surrey: Ashgate, 2010), 145-65

‘The Scent of an Emperor: Desire and the San Marco Incense Burner,’ Arte Medievale VII:1 (2008), 33-40

‘The truth in painting: A refutation of heresy in a Sinai icon,’ Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik 52 (2002), 271-85

The Greek Alexander Romance: Venice Hellenic Institute Codex Gr. 5 (Athens: Exandas, 1997)