Diliana Angelova

Associate Professor


BA, American University in Bulgaria, 1995
MA, Southern Methodist University, 1998

MA, Harvard University, 2002
PhD, Harvard University, 2005

Representative Publications

 Sacred Founders Sacred Founders: Women, Men, and Gods in the Discourse of Imperial Founding, Rome through Early Byzantium (UC Press, September 2015).

“Stamp of Power: The Life and Afterlife of Pulcheria’s Buildings” in Byzantine Images and Their Afterlives, ed. Lynn Jones (Ashgate, 2014), 83-103.

Review of Beat Brenk, The Apse, the Image, and the Icon: An Historical Perspective of the Apse as a Space for Images (Reichert, 2010). In Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik, vol. 61 (2011).

“The Ivories of Ariadne and Ideas about Female Imperial Ideology in Early Byzantium,” Gesta 43/1 (2004): 1-15 (peer-reviewed). Received the Van 

Courtlandt Elliott Prize (“for an outstanding first article” in the field of medieval studies), Medieval Academy of America, 2006.

Portrait of Professor Diliana Angelova


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