My current research focuses on the evolution of aristocracies between the Later Roman Empire and the Early Middle Ages. I combine the study of written sources with the increasingly available archaeological data from the different regions of the western Roman Empire. I am also interested in social and economic theory applied to the study of the ancient economy and particularly in issues related to resource allocation systems in pre-modern societies.
‘Alimenta Schemes’ and ‘Decurions’, in Encyclopedia of Ancient History, ed. R. Bagnall et al., forthcoming.
“What is the De fisco Barcnonensi about?”, Antiquité Tardive, 14 (2006)
“Networks of reciprocation in late antique episcopate: the case of Martin of Tours”, Argos 26 (2002).
I teach survey courses on western civilization, ancient history, and Roman history. My interests also include upper division courses on the history of ancient cities, the ancient economy, and ancient and medieval Iberia.