From Imperator to Universal Monarch: Emperors and Roman soldiers from 395 to 565 CE
My research primarily focuses on the relationship between emperors and soldiers in the post-Theodosian era to the Justinanic era. By examining the evolving role of the emperor in the fifth and early sixth century, this project aims to understand how emperors were able to effectively control and command the soldiers when emperors were no longer actively campaigning in person.
I am also interested in examing late antiquity through a wider global and Eurasian perspective, and adopting comparative approaches towards the study of the western and eastern halves of the Eurasian continent between the period 300-700.
I did my undergraduate studies in Singapore, Nanyang Technological University before coming to Oxford, where I obtained my MPhil in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies ( 2017-19).