Aaron Michael Butts Ph.D. (2013, University of Chicago), is Associate Professor in the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures as well as Director of the Institute of Christian Oriental Research (ICOR) at The Catholic University of America. Publications include Language Change in the Wake of Empire: Syriac in its Greco-Roman Context (2016) and, with Simcha Gross, The History of the “Slave of Christ”: From Jewish Child to Christian Martyr (2016).
Joe Glynias M.A. (2017, Princeton University) is a Ph.D. Candidate at Princeton University working on a doctoral dissertation on the intellectual and cultural history of Middle Byzantine Antioch. He focuses on how the confluence of Greek and Arabic culture in the city affected the larger Byzantine and Islamicate worlds.
Habib Ibrahim Ph.D. (2016, EPHE-Paris), is a research associate at the Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut and Assistant Professor at Lebanese University. He works on different projects related to the study of Christian Arabic literature.
Jonas Karlsson M.A. (2016, Uppsala University), is a Ph.D. student in Ethiopian Studies at the University of Hamburg. He is working on a dissertation on the diachronic development of the Dǝggʷā, the main antiphonary of the Ethiopian Orthodox tradition, and is affiliated with the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (Hamburg).
Sergey Kim Ph.D. (2014, Institut Catholique de Paris / Université Paris IV-Sorbonne), is a specialist in the texts and ancient languages of the Christian East. He is research fellow at the Institut Sources chrétiennes, Lyon, and lecturer at the Moscow Theological Academy, Russia.
Joshua Mugler Ph.D. (2019, Georgetown University) is a postdoctoral fellow in Eastern Christian Manuscript Cataloging at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library. He specializes in Christian-Muslim relations in medieval Syria, with a particular focus on the interreligious impact of places and cities.
Tamara Pataridze Ph.D. (2012, Université Catholique de Louvain) is a research assistant in the Centre for Oriental Studies, Université Catholique de Louvain. Her research is focused on Old Georgian literature and Semitic (Christian Arabic and Syriac)-Georgian cultural contacts in the Middle East.
Alexandre Roberts Ph.D. (2015, University of California, Berkeley), is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Southern California. His monograph Reason and Revelation in Byzantine Antioch: The Christian Translation Program of Abdallah ibn al-Fadl is forthcoming with University of California Press.
Barbara Roggema Ph.D. (2007, University of Groningen), is a specialist in the history of Jewish-Christian-Muslim interaction in the medieval Middle East. She is research fellow in the ERC-project “Jewish and Christians in the East: Strategies of Interaction between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean” (Ruhr-Universität Bochum).
Alexander Treiger Ph.D. (2008, Yale University), is Associate Professor at Dalhousie University. He is editor of the series “Arabic Christianity: Texts and Studies” (Brill) and co-editor of The Orthodox Church in the Arab World (700–1700): An Anthology of Sources (2014) and Heirs of the Apostles: Studies on Arabic Christianity in Honor of Sidney H. Griffith (2019).