PhD Students

I have a very good track record of attracting students interested in doctoral study, and supporting suitable candidates through the process of applying for funding. I am currently supervisor to two doctoral candidates, with at least one more starting in October 2019. I am interested in supervising students interested in working on material perspectives on pre-modern global history, the Roman or Byzantine economy, numismatics and the western Indian Ocean in Late Antiquity. Vivek Vasan, a student currently applying with my support for a PhD scholarship, can be found here talking about the experience of being an international student at Birkbeck. I have also organised a reading group for PhD students at Birkbeck working on medieval topics, and I have co-organised a CHASE-funded doctoral training programme, involving visits to a number of London collections.


Students currently supervising:

Sidin Sunny: October 2017-, PhD project on the role of charity in the early Islamic economy, supported by the ESRC

Chris Budleigh: January 2016-, PhD project on the Middle Byzantine Economy


External Examining

    • I have been invited to act as external examiner of one PhD thesis, on Byzantine numismatics, by the University of Birmingham in 2017.