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 the study of ancient aristocracies and statehood.
“Persuading the Powerful in Post-Roman Iberia: King Euric, Local Powers, and the Formation of a State Paradigm.” In Motions of Late Antiquity. Essays on Religion, Politics, and Society in Honor of Peter Brown, edited by Helmut Reimitz and Jamie Kreiner. Turnhout: Brepols, 2015.
"City and Countryside in Late Antique Iberia", Antiquité Tardive 21 (2013).
“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.