Authors

Aaron Stoyack

Aaron StoyackBA History, Museum Studies MinorAaron is a historian, museum specialist, and writer. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Chester University with a BA in History. Aaron served on local commissions and presented at regional and national public history and education conferences. He enjoys researching and interpreting all aspects of history, from local to global scale.

Abigail Rose

Abigail RoseBA Ancient History and ArchaeologyAbigail has a BA in Archaeology and Ancient History from the University of Leicester and is still bitter that they only started digging up car parks in the search of Medieval kings when she left. Her special interests are the early Roman Empire, Roman settlement of Britain, and Medieval England. Abigail works in further education, sharing her passion for History with the next generation, as well as working as a Careers Advisor.

Adam J. Sacks

Adam J. SacksMA & PhD History, MS (High Honors), Phi Beta KappaAdam J Sacks holds an MA, PhD from Brown University Department of History, an MS in Education from the City College of the City of New York, High Honors, and a College Scholar Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. Adam is a cultural historian of Modern Europe with a passion for the politics of aesthetics, secularization and religious energies, cultural differences, and cultural crisis. A classical guitarist, part-time classical music reviewer and avid language learner (on his fifth), Adam publishes widely in a variety of platforms largely on matters pertaining to the politics of memory, public history, and cultural interpretation and criticism.

Adrienne Howell

Adrienne HowellBA Integrated Studio Arts & BS Apparel DesignAdrienne currently works as a photographer and visual artist in the Midwest. She earned degrees from Iowa State University with a BA in Integrated studio arts, focusing on drawing & painting, and a BS in Apparel Design with an emphasis on fashion and textiles.

Agnes Theresa Oberauer

Agnes Theresa OberauerBA Drama & PhilosophyAgnes Theresa completed her BA in Drama and Philosophy at the Royal Holloway University of London in 2014 and is currently finishing her MA in Physical Theatre Performance Making at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. She works internationally as a writer, performance artist, theatre director, and performer. Born in Austria, she has lived in six countries (Russia, Ukraine, Austria, Germany, Estonia, and the UK) and traveled many more, always seeking to expand her horizons and challenge her preconceptions. Her interests range from Greek philosophy to capoeira, posthumanism, and Nietzsche.

Aidan Lane

Aidan LaneBA Journalism and Spanish Studies Aidan Lane is a musician and freelance writer. He’s a graduate of Fordham University in New York where he studied Journalism and Spanish Studies. When he’s not consuming Spanish-language content, Aidan is reading or finding new music to listen to.

Aiden Nel

Aiden NelBA Classical History and Psychology, MA Classical HistoryAiden is a contributing writer and researcher with a passion for ancient literature and mythology. He holds a BA in Classical history and a MA in classical history, writing his dissertation on the Greek god Hermes.

Akram Herrak

Akram HerrakMA Cultural Management and Policy, BA English LiteratureAkram Herrak is a writer, musician, and photographer from Casablanca, Morocco. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and a Master’s Degree in Cultural Management and Policy. He has been writing about film and literature for the past five years. His work has appeared in High on Films, A Fistful of Film, Independent Book Review, and Reader’s Digest. In his spare time, he plays chess and competes in tournaments.

Alec Badalian

Alec BadalianBA Film History and ProductionAlec is an assistant writer in the film/TV and industry who has worked on various projects at big studios and independent companies alike. He holds a BA in Film History and Production from Woodbury University in Los Angeles, CA. His role at The Collector is just beginning but he hopes to expand the cinematic content on the site. In his spare time, he watches films, discusses films, reads about films and writes about films.

Alex "Cosmo" Lutz

Alex "Cosmo" LutzBA English LiteratureCosmo is a writer and filmmaker from Ontario, Canada. After completing his BA in English Literature from Western University Canada, he spent nearly 8 years traveling the world, living out of a backpack, before deciding to return to Canada to complete his certificate in advanced Filmmaking from Fanshawe College. He currently works on-set as a Camera Assistant, and continues to travel, living out of a van and produces short films.

Alex Cohen

Alex CohenMLitt History of Art, BA History of ArtAlex is a freelance writer based in London. He has a BA in the history of art from New York University, and an MLitt in the same subject from the University of St Andrews.

Alex Kiddier

Alex KiddierMA Medieval StudiesI am a recent Masters graduate in Medieval Studies from the University of York. My interests lie in a wide range of areas including film, literature, art, and music with a particular interest in delving deeper into the intersections of these different fields. I also have a keen interest in ceramic art in both a practical and research sense.

Alexander Gale

Alexander GaleMA Applied Security & Strategy, BA HistoryAlexander is an analyst focusing on geopolitics and defense. He is especially interested in WWI and how contemporary strategic practitioners can learn from military and political history. Alexander earned a BA in History and International Relations and an MA in Applied Security and Strategy at the University of Exeter.

Alexander Standjofski

Alexander StandjofskiBA in History & Political Theory w/ pre and post-Christian IdeologyAlexander holds a BA in history and political theory from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He has studied the historical narrative of the western world as well as pre and post-Christian political thought and ideology spanning from 500 BCE to 1800 CE.

Alexander Westra

Alexander WestraMA in the History of Art & Archaeology of East AsiaAlexander Westra is a doctoral researcher who studies archaeology at Henan University, China. He holds an MA in the History of Art & Archaeology of East Asia from the School of Oriental & African Studies, London. He has studied ethnology, mythology, art, and archaeology for many years. His interest in the Yellow River cultures took him right into the heartland of China where he has been living in central China for several years.

Alexandra Abraham

Alexandra AbrahamBA Art History and EnglishAlexandra – Ally for short – loves all things history, art, and culture. With interests in visual art and its canonization, she loves reading about art and going to museums. As an emotional support human for a beautiful but perpetually perplexing rescue pup named Bowie, Ally earned a BA in Art History and minored in English at the University of Puget Sound. Now in Los Angeles, she misses the gloom and gray of the Pacific Northwest…but Bowie most certainly does not.

Alexandra Doyle

Alexandra DoyleDoctor of Musical Arts (DMA)Alexandra is a writer in Cincinnati, where she is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in clarinet performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She is a native Houstonian, and she earned bachelor’s degrees in both clarinet performance and journalism from the University of Houston.

Alexandra Karg

Alexandra KargBA Art History & LiteratureHey! I am Alexandra Karg. I am researching, writing and lecturing on topics in the field of art and culture. In my hometown of Berlin I completed my studies in literature and art history. Since then I have been working as a journalist and writer. Besides writing, it is my passion to read, travel and visit museums and galleries. On TheCollector.com you will find articles by me about art and culture, especially about topics referring to the 20th century and the present.

Alexandra Kiely

Alexandra KielyBA Art History (with honors)Alexandra is an art historian and writer from New Jersey. She holds a B.A. in Art History from Drew University, where she received the Stanley Prescott Hooper Memorial Prize in Art History. She wrote her honors thesis on the life and work of early-20th century art theorist Roger Fry. Her primary interests are American art, particularly 19th-century painting, and medieval European art and architecture. She runs her own website, A Scholarly Skater, is a regular contributor to DailyArt Magazine, and has written two online courses. Alexandra enjoys reading, ballroom dancing, and figure skating.

Alexandria Frye

Alexandria FryeMA Anthropology w/ Biological anthropology concentrationAlex is a writer and podcast host who explores absurdities- and other truths- at the intersections of science, history, and law. She holds an MA in anthropology from Texas State University with a focus in Biological anthropology. In her spare time, Alex studies the stoics and their influence on leadership in media.

Alexis Culotta

Alexis CulottaPhD Art HistoryAlexis holds a PhD in Art History from University of Washington. She is an experienced lecturer, skilled in Art Research and Art History.

Alice Bennett

Alice BennettMSt Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, BA Ancient HistoryAlice has a BA in Ancient History and an MSt in Late Antique and Byzantine studies from the University of Oxford. She is a contributing writer and editor and is particularly passionate about the promotion and protection of historical and archaeological knowledge. In her spare time, she can be found wandering the woods or lurking around ancient monuments, taking photographs.

Alice Marinelli

Alice MarinelliPhD History of ArtAlice completed a BA in History of Art and Humanistic Studies at John Cabot University as well as an MA and a PhD in History of Art at UCL, University College London. She loves art, photography, literature, and philosophy, and she is particularly passionate about the early modern visual culture and history of her hometown, Rome, where she currently teaches at Iowa State University, study-abroad program. Alice has also been working at Christie’s in London and as postgraduate teaching assistant at UCL.

Allen Frazier

Allen FrazierBA History w/ Journalism, MA WWII Studies in progressAllen is a contributing writer from Mississippi who is currently a graduate student in Arizona State University’s World War II Studies program. He earned a BA in History and a minor in Journalism from the University of Mississippi. Due to his large military family, as well as his own service, he holds a passionate love for military history. His primary focus area is the U.S. including the American Civil War, World War II, and other conflicts. Outside of work and school, Allen enjoys the outdoors and loves spending time with his family and dogs.

Allison Kimsey

Allison KimseyMA English Ed, MA Secondary Ed, BA JournalismAllison is a teacher and writer who earned a journalism degree from the University of Arizona and worked in one of the largest newsrooms in the southwestern United States before entering education. After earning her master's from Columbia University, she moved internationally to teach in Southeast Asia, where – when she’s not writing – she’s teaching students how to write. She’s a traveler and a seeker who loves to see how other people live in this wild world. Oh, and she loves dogs, particularly her little Yorkie.

Aloise Sauthier

Aloise SauthierBA with Honours in Art History and Visual CultureAloïse comes from the seaside county of Cornwall. She has a BA in Art History and Visual Culture from the University of Exeter, where her interest in writing and research was ignited. Her topics of interest range anywhere from the Tudors to Tarot, and she has a constant desire to find out more.

Amanda Adie

Amanda AdieMA PhilosophyAmanda is a writer and philosopher. She holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a primary interest in aesthetics, ethics, and the places where they overlap. She is passionate about teaching to children with developmental disabilities and helping make philosophy more accessible to those not in academia. When she is not writing, she can be found reading spicy romance novels, playing a halfling bard in her D&D group, or doing yoga.

Amanda Lewis

Amanda LewisBA in HistoryAmanda is a contributing writer with a passion for history, politics, and education. I hold a BA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in History. Topics I am most passionate about include immigration, radical social movements, civil rights, religious studies, and the LGBTQIA community. In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking, and rock climbing.

Amy Hayes

Amy HayesBA History w/ English minorAmy is a contributing writer with a passion for historical research and the written word. She holds a BA in history from Old Dominion University with a concentration in English. Amy grew up in the historic state of Virginia and quickly became fascinated by the intricate details of how people, places, and things came to be. She specializes in topics on American history, Ancient and Medieval England, law, and the environment.

Ana Bambić Kostov

Ana Bambić KostovMA Art History w/ Philosophy concentrationAna Bambić Kostov is an Art Historian and Writer based in Belgrade. After her studies of Art History at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, she established an interest in art and artistic practices. She wrote numerous articles and catalogs published in both English and Serbian. She operated as the Chief Editor of the Widewalls Online Magazine, focusing on the international urban, contemporary art scene and the art market.

Ana-Teodora Kurkina

Ana-Teodora KurkinaMA & PhD in HistoryAna is a social historian who holds a PhD in history from LMU Munich and UR Regensburg. She earned her second MA from Central European University, Budapest and her first MA from MSU, Moscow. When she is not writing about art and propaganda, she plays strategic boardgames. Her professional interests revolve around Eastern Europe.

Analia Vallejo

Analia VallejoMA Cultural Management, BA Art HistoryAnalia is a Art Historian from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE) with a Master in Cultural Management from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). I have been part of several symposiums and conferences on history, both national and international. My academic interests focus on visual studies, cultural history, art history, museum management, and the production of cultural events.

Anastasia Michalak

Anastasia MichalakMA Art History Student, BA Asian Studies w/ Japanese minorAnastasia earned a BA in Asian Studies and a minor in Japanese from the University of Toledo, and is currently completing her MA in Art History, with a focus in Japanese Arts and Culture and contemporary popular mediums. She is an avid traveler, enthusiast about experiences and knowledge, she hopes to continue her scholarship ambitions. In her spare time, she can be found drawing or researching popular mediums.

Anastasiia S. Kirpalov

Anastasiia S. KirpalovMA Art History, Modern & Contemporary Art Anastasiia holds a MA degree in Art history from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Previously she worked as a museum assistant, caring for the collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. She specializes in topics of early abstract art, nineteenth-century gender, spiritualism and occultism. Outside of her work, she is interested in cult studies, criminology, and fashion history.

Ancita Gonzalez

Ancita GonzalezMA Int'l Relations, B.Comm. Dip. Visual CommunicationsAncita S. Gonzalez completed her MA in International Relations from San Francisco State University. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Commerce and a Professional Diploma in Visual Communications. Ancita is a former Creative Director with 8 years of agency experience. She is also a published author in the field of politics and International Affairs. She is multi-lingual and has a keen interest in film theory, fine art, the STEM field, gaming, comic books, and performance arts. Her specializations include narrative analysis, science fiction writing, and horror art.

Andres Felipe Barrero

Andres Felipe BarreroMA Philosophy, MSc Philosophy, Ph.D. CandidateAndrés has a background in philosophy from Universidad de la Salle in Bogotá, Colombia, where he finished his undergraduate and master`s studies. He completed a second master's at Universität Hamburg, Germany, where he wrote about philosophical theories of Modernity and Secularization. Currently, he is a Ph.D. Candidate at Universität Bremen. His fields of interest include the Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science, Social Theory, Discourse Studies, Corpus Linguistics, and Natural Language Processing.

Andria Pressel

Andria PresselMLitt in Strategic Studies w/ Military History ConcentrationAndria has an MLitt in Strategic Studies from the University of St. Andrews. Her research specializes in military history, but she loves anything related to the past, especially ancient, medieval, and religious history. She is also enthusiastic about philosophy, psychology, and international relations. When not writing, she may be found backpacking or wandering through the local bookstore.

Andrzej Nowak

Andrzej NowakMA HistoryAndrzej believes that there is such a thing as objective truth. There is only one truth, but getting to that truth is one of the most difficult tasks in the world. He became painfully convinced of this while exploring history during his education at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Nevertheless, in his pursuit of history, he tries to fight for this truth, or at least its substitute.

Angela Davic

Angela DavicNews, Discoveries, In-depth Reporting, and AnalysisAngela is a journalism student at the Faculty of Political Science in Belgrade and received a scholarship for continued education in Prague. She completed her internship at the daily newspaper DANAS and worked as an executive editor at Talas.

Angie Kordic

Angie KordicBA PhotographyAngie Kordic earned her BA from the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy. She has been working as an art writer and critic for over a decade, interested in contemporary art, photography, and street art. She wrote over 3,000 articles for online magazines, international print magazines, and catalogs. Angie is a frequent visitor to art fairs, galleries, museums, and book stores.

Anisia Iacob

Anisia IacobMA Art History, MA in PhilosophyAnisia Iacob holds an MA in both Art History and Philosophy at Leiden University. She holds a BA in Art History where she focused on 17th century Dutch vanitas painting and a BA in Philosophy where she researched fashion and embodied cognition. With a keen interest in anything and everything, her research interest goes from history to neuroscience, attesting to her curious personality. Besides studies, she works as a contributing writer. Anisia looks forward to finishing her two MAs and starting a PhD in Philosophy.

Anja Milic

Anja MilicPhD in Philosophy w/Science and Religion concentration in progressA Ph.D philosophy student, with a focus in science and religion, as well as ancient and medieval philosophy. I always look for ways to help incorporate philosophy into everyday life. I enjoy good stories through any medium and long walks.

Anna Gustafsson

Anna GustafssonM.Sc. Communication & Arts, MA ArchaeologyAnna is a writer and an archaeologist based in Athens, Greece. She graduated from the University of Athens (NKUA) with an MA in Greek and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology and has an M.Sc. degree in journalism, literature, and art studies. Anna loves to share her passion for history and arts through writing. Her special interests are the Bronze Era in the Eastern Mediterranean area, the visual arts of ancient Greece, and the archaeology of Cyprus. In her spare time, Anna enjoys studying languages, visiting archaeological museums and medieval churches, reading biographies of European royalty, and taking photographs.

Anna Moss

Anna MossMA History of Art, BA English Literature & PhilosophyAnna holds a masters degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, specializing in the twentieth century Eastern European avant-garde. She has an interdisciplinary approach to the arts, and leads with curiosity first. Anna also studied literature and philosophy at undergraduate level. Outside of academia, Anna has worked for an international auction house and in public galleries, in the sphere of modern and contemporary art.

Anna Sexton

Anna SextonBA Int'l Relations, BA Art History, MA in-progressAnna holds a BA from the University of Washington in Art History and International Relations and is currently based in Strasbourg, France. She has worked in several museums and art galleries in the Seattle area as well as abroad. She is currently completing her Master's thesis on the spoliation and restitution of Nazi-looted art in Strasbourg. When she is not writing & researching, Anna enjoys dancing ballet, learning languages, doing crosswords, and drinking tea.

Anthony Arcane

Anthony ArcaneBA Anthropology (Archaeology Concentration), MSc Ancient CulturesAnthony Arcane is an experienced explorer, archaeologist, academic, adventure-athlete, and classicist with a focus on Eastern and European material culture. Arcane's focus is emphasized through the study of material culture and ancient texts in: Greek, Roman, Celtic, Viking and Late Norse, Egyptian, Scythian, Native American, and the Ancient Kingdoms of Britain. Arcane founded Horizons International Archaeological and Environmental Co. Arcane has been approached by National Geographic and the Discovery Channel due to his intense passion for the ancient world. Having traveled the world, Arcane is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the Explorers' Club.

Antonio Oraldi

Antonio Oraldi MA in Philosophy and Public Affairs, BA in Philosophy and SociologyAntonio holds an MA in Philosophy and Public Affairs from University College Dublin (Ireland) and a BA in Philosophy and Sociology from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland). His main interests lie in social and political philosophy, with a special focus on the role of technology in society. Besides writing, he loves film, sports, and taking long walks.

Antonio Panovski

Antonio PanovskiBA PhilosophyAntonio holds a BA in Philosophy from SS. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia. His main areas of interest are contemporary, as well as analytic philosophy, with a special focus on the epistemological aspect of them, although he’s currently thoroughly examining the philosophy of science. Besides writing, he loves cinema, music, and traveling.

Antonis Chaliakopoulos

Antonis ChaliakopoulosMSc Museum Studies, BA History & ArchaeologyAntonis is an archaeologist with a passion for museums and heritage and a keen interest in aesthetics and the reception of classical art. He holds an MSc in Museum Studies from the University of Glasgow and a BA in History and Archaeology from the University of Athens (NKUA) where he is currently working on his PhD.

Anyla Kabashi

Anyla KabashiMA Semiotics, BA Art HistoryAnyla is passionate about exploring different artistic discourses and visual culture through history and philosophy. She holds a BA degree in Art History from the University of Zagreb and a MA in Semiotics from ELTE University.

Ariadne Argyros

Ariadne ArgyrosMA Egyptology, BA Anthropology & ClassicsAriadne is a contributing writer who graduated with her MA degree in Egyptology from the University of Chicago in 2020, and holds BAs in Anthropology and Classics from the University of Vermont. She is passionate about ancient Egypt, especially topics of funerary rituals and culture, magic, animals, gender, and modern reception, archaeology, museum work, and public outreach. In her spare time, Ariadne travels the world by participating in both terrestrial and underwater excavations, and volunteers for museum education and outreach programs for children. She also enjoys soccer, watching TV, and spending time with her bearded dragon, Gaius.

Armin Unfricht

Armin UnfrichtMA HistoryArmin is a teacher and historian whose main interests are Ancient Historiography and Philosophy, as well as Greek and Roman Athletics. He holds an MA in History from the University of Graz and is currently pursuing a PhD in Ancient History at the Universities of Graz and Erfurt. In his spare time, he likes reading, writing, practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and playing the guitar.

Arthur Grainger

Arthur GraingerMA in ArchaeologyArthur is an archaeologist with experience in fieldwork around New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Micronesia. He received his MA in Archaeology with honors from the University of Otago, New Zealand. Now a freelance archaeologist and contributing writer looking to share the joys of archaeology and uncovering the mysteries of the past!

Ashley Ceballos

Ashley CeballosBA English Literature w/ minor in Cultural AnthropologyAshley is a University of Central Florida student, majoring in English Literature with a minor in Cultural Anthropology. She has taken part in a volunteer project in England, assisting a homeless charity in the city of London. She is an avid reader, with her favorite genre being historical nonfiction. She also enjoys researching and writing about history.

Ashley Wright

Ashley WrightMA History, BA (Hons) HistoryAshley is a published novelist and contributing author from Greater Manchester, England. He holds an MA and BA (Hons) in History, graduating from the University of Huddersfield in 2020. His research and interests include the First World War, late 19th century British politics, and the Middle Ages in contemporary culture. When not writing, he enjoys hiking, playing historical games, and supporting Arsenal Football Club.

Atorina Saliba

Atorina SalibaBA Creative Arts & Literature w/ HonorsAtorina Saliba is a writer from Western Sydney, Australia but is currently residing in the Gold Coast. She has a BA in Creative Arts and an honors degree in Literature from La Trobe University. She has written two short films and directed one of them, which were then screened at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Melbourne). Atorina writes fiction and non-fiction for art magazines such as Golem Quarterly Review, Dust Temple, Nation Street Press, Sartle, Culture Owl, and more. She also volunteers her time as an associate editor and writer at Golem Quarterly Review.

Aurora Passarini

Aurora PassariniBA Anthropology, MA Int'l Cooperation w/ Intercultural Heritage Concentration Aurora is a university student based in Italy. She holds a BA in Anthropology, Religion and Oriental Cultures and is an International Cooperation student from the University of Bologna. She is passionate about social and cultural anthropology, religious studies and political sciences. She also enjoys European literature and learning oriental languages.

Austin Bryan

Austin BryanBA History (in progress)Austin Bryan is a contributing writer at TheCollector, with a primary interest in U.S. history. He is currently completing a B.A. in History at Chapman University. Austin lives in Colorado and enjoys it very much.

Avery Ches

Avery ChesPost Graduate Studies in Fine Art, BA History of ArtAvery is a fine artist and art historian passionate about women in the arts and cross-cultural influences on the west. After two years in the Navy with a BA in Art History from Tulane University, Avery worked for Sotheby’s (New York), as a restoration painter, explored the art of Europe and then decided to pursue her own art full-time. She is committed to helping creative entrepreneurs succeed through mentorship, continuing education and shared community. Originally from Kentucky and New Orleans, Louisiana, Avery is currently exploring the South of France where she completed post-graduate studies in Painting & Drawing and now studies French.

Ayshan Aliyeva

Ayshan AliyevaMSc Cognitive Neurosciences, Ph.D. in Neurophilosophy (ongoing) Ayshan is a neuroscientist and neurophilosopher with a passion for writing. She is interested in the science and philosophy of perception, consciousness, and transhumanism. She holds an MSc in Neurosciences from Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Germany and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Neurophilosophy. Along with her research, Ayshan writes non-fiction articles, and science fiction short stories, and hosts a podcast.

Bailey Graham

Bailey GrahamBA Fine ArtBailey Graham, an accomplished Canadian artist and illustrator, earned her Fine Art degree from NSCAD University. Specializing in environmental themes, her captivating artwork showcases the majesty of Northern animals and natural elements. Based in London, Bailey extends her talents to creative writing, contributing to the Raindance Film Festival and various guest blogs. As a professional dedicated to the harmonious fusion of art, film, storytelling, and environmental awareness, Bailey Graham continuously enriches her audience's experience.

Bailey Ryan

Bailey RyanBA Art EducationBailey is an art educator in the areas of both two-dimensional art and art history. She has a passion for studying art of various cultures and time periods. She believes in the power of art to both inform and educate, as well as provide a space to express freely. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education from Palm Beach Atlantic University and currently attends Carlow University for her MS in Therapeutic Arts. In her free time, she creates her own surrealistic artwork, primarily paintings, about the world around her.

Baran Barlas

Baran BarlasMA Political Studies, BA PhilosophyBaran is a writer and translator from Istanbul. He holds a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Political Studies. His main areas of interest are political philosophy, ethics, and the intersection of the two. He has recently been focusing on the ethical aspects of Marx's philosophy and looks forward to starting a PhD in philosophy. He's passionate about gastronomy, history of music, and football.

Barbora Jirincova

Barbora JirincovaPhD HistoryBarbora is a historian and a university teacher from the Czech Republic. She studies the history of women and the early modern ages. She holds a Ph.D. in history from Charles University in Prague, where she teaches. She is passionate about teaching history to the broader public. Understanding history can make the world a better place. She is also a contributing writer and copywriter and loves writing on various topics.

Batuhan Aksu

Batuhan AksuMA History (in-progress), BA HistoryBatuhan is currently completing an MA at the Department of History at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the same university. He participated in the Erasmus program for History at the University of Manchester in 2021. Batuhan’s main interest is in eighteenth-century Ottoman, and Early Modern cultural and intellectual history. In his spare time, he enjoys reading literature and philosophy.

Ben Hume

Ben HumeMA Funerary Archaeology, BA ArchaeologyBen is an archaeologist specializing in funerary practices and the Iron Age with MA and BA degrees from the University of York. He received an award for his MA dissertation considering evidence of violence on human remains in northern Britain's Bronze and Iron Age caves, which is now being reworked for publication. Ben has also worked in post-excavation and the museum sector to record and exhibit archaeological material. Ben can usually be found hiking up the nearest mountain or traveling when not working.

Ben Taylor

Ben TaylorBA History, MA War & StrategyBen is a contributing writer from Nottingham, Great Britain. Having had a lifelong passion for history, he first studied BA history at Nottingham Trent University and is now undertaking an MA in war and strategy at the University of Leeds. His central research interest is military history, particularly focusing on the Napoleonic Wars and the experiences of soldiers.

Benjamin Davies

Benjamin DaviesMA Ancient History, BA Ancient HistoryBenjamin holds a Master’s degree from King’s College London and an undergraduate degree from Cardiff and hopes to do a PhD soon. He studies the Seleucid Empire and how the multitude of cultures present there impacted their military.

Benjamin Kitchen

Benjamin KitchenIMI Certification in Mechanics w/ Advanced PhysicsBen is an automotive journalist from the West Midlands in England. He holds an IMI certification in light vehicle mechanics and three A-Levels in Physics and Further Maths. With five years of writing experience, he spends most of his time delving into the fields of engineering and motoring. When he’s not working, you’ll find him reading his Bible or traveling around the world.

Beth Wiltshire

Beth WiltshireBA History of ArtBeth is completing a History of Arts degree at The University of Nottingham and has a keen interest in the analytical study of paintings and artworks. In her spare time, she paints and sketches while furthering her knowledge of artistic context, styles, and pieces.

Bethany Williams

Bethany WilliamsBA Classics and English, MA LiteratureBethany is a Masters student, currently studying the adaptation of Greek myth in modern literature. She is a graduate of Classics and English (BA), during which she studied Ancient Greek language, classical reception within its own time and throughout history, as well as Greek and Roman history. Apart from her studies, she has an appreciation for art, philosophy, and travel. She may be based in England, but her heart is in Greece.

Bilge Ozensoy

Bilge OzensoyBilge has a BA in Philosophy and is currently working on an MA in Cultural Studies. Their major interests are language, culture, art, and their sociopolitical reflections. When they are not writing papers to bash canonical academic texts, they indulge in reality shows and various other works of pop culture. From a critical queer feminist lens, of course.

Bojan George

Bojan GeorgeMA Law w/ major in PhilosophyBojan is a writer and researcher based in Skopje, Macedonia. He enjoys reading and is often found hunched over a desk writing. During his bachelor years, he devoured the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Lately, he’s been obsessed with everything related to Stoicism and Moral Philosophy. In his spare time, Bojan loves to practice Brasilian Jiu-Jitsu and read some good sci-fi.

Brandon Smith

Brandon SmithMA Philosophy, BA Honors English and PhilosophyBrandon has a Bachelor of Arts Honours in English and Philosophy and a Master of Arts in Philosophy, both from Carleton University. His Master’s thesis 'The Un-Stoic Spinoza: An Analysis of Spinoza, Aristotle, and Epicurus’s Accounts of Pleasure', pushes against Stoic readings of Spinoza by showing his strong affinities with Aristotle and Epicurus concerning the nature of pleasure and its role in happiness. Brandon is currently a doctoral candidate at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. His research concerns Spinoza’s engagement with ancient Greek philosophy, namely how the latter’s account of happiness compares to and improves on those of Aristotle, Epicurus, and the Stoics.

Brian Daly

Brian DalyBA Philosophy, BA EnglishBrian holds BAs in Philosophy and English from Quinnipiac University and currently lives in New York. Whether through writing, teaching, or tutoring, he is always eager to spur interest in pondering and discussing complex ideas. His other interests include writing poetry, listening to music, and gardening.

Cale Gressman

Cale GressmanBA History, BA PhilosophyCale was born in Colorado and currently lives in Northern Minnesota. He completed his BA in History, Philosophy, and Religion at the University of North Dakota and graduated in May of 2022. He is taking a gap year before applying for graduate school to complete his PhD in history. He is passionate about history in a wide range of areas, including American, European, military, and intellectual/philosophical history. He also enjoys writing and historical research.

Caleb Howells

Caleb HowellsBA Doctrines and Methodology of EducationCaleb is a published history author with a strong interest in ancient Britain and the Mediterranean world. He holds a BA in the Doctrines and Methodology of Education from USILACS. He is the author of "King Arthur: The Man Who Conquered Europe" and "The Trojan Kings of Britain: Myth or History?". Caleb enjoys learning about history in general, but he especially loves investigating myths and legends and seeing how they might be explained by historical events and individuals.

Calvin Hartley

Calvin HartleyMPhil Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, BA History & PoliticsCalvin has a BA in History and Politics and an MPhil in Early Medieval History from Cambridge University. His particular interests are in Ancient Rome and Medieval Western Europe.

Cameron Hughes

Cameron HughesMA Field Archaeology, MA PoliticsCameron is a contributing writer with an interest in the transitional period between late antiquity and the early Middle Ages in Europe. He holds an MA in Field Archaeology from the University of York, and an MA in Politics from the University of Birmingham. His Masters dissertations have been on the end of Roman Britain and the concept of ‘crisis centuries’ in Western history.

Cameron Mason

Cameron MasonMA Social Anthropology, MSc Comparative Public PolicyCameron is a freelance writer currently based in Vietnam. He has an MA in Social Anthropology and an MSc in Comparative Public Policy, both from the University of Edinburgh.

Cara Wolahan

Cara WolahanMA History of Art & Architecture, BA Art HistoryI am a contributing writer with a passion for art, history, and their ever-rewarding intersection. I hold an MA in the History of Art & Architecture from Boston University and a BA in Art History from Boston College. In my free time, I enjoy writing historical fiction stories about fascinating figures and objects. When I am not careening down research wormholes, I moonlight as a yoga teacher in Boston, MA, where I live with my fiancé and dog.

Carmen Vargas

Carmen VargasBA English LiteratureCarmen Vargas works as a writer and editor in her spare time. She is originally from Spain, but currently lives in Switzerland, where she teaches art, history and literature, and enjoys every opportunity to attend a new exhibition.

Carol Walden

Carol WaldenBachelor in Media & CommunicationsCarol Walden has been producing art for most of her life. After completing a Bachelor of Media & Communications, Writing & Publishing she has dived into writing in the field of arts. Her father’s family were a French travelling circus troupe; multi-disciplined artists living in horse-drawn wagons and on ships in the Asia-Pacific Region. This ancestral journey has greatly influenced her life’s work and her passions for art, writing and physical performance.

Carolina Sanmiguel

Carolina SanmiguelBA Art Education, MA Art History & TheoryBased in Barcelona, Carolina is an American contributing writer who focuses on current trends in global art. She explores the influence of Classical Antiquity on the contemporary art scene while looking at the impact of historic aesthetic models on visual culture. She holds a B.A. in Art Education from The University of Texas and an M.A. in Art History and Theory from The University of Barcelona. Carolina has international experience in art education, curriculum design, and varied museum roles in places like the MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona).

Caroline Hubschmann

Caroline HubschmannPhD Archaeology & Ancient History w/ Ancient Egypt concentrationCaroline is a historian and archaeologist who loves to bring the vibrancy of the past into the present via engaging and passionate storytelling. She considers herself to be lucky to have excavated in some of the most remote and picturesque locations in Egypt and Australia. She currently works as a consultant historian where she spends most of her time researching about the First Nations people who have lived on the site of her hometown of Melbourne for at least 40,000 years.

Casey Scott

Casey ScottMA Philosophy, GDipEd English and Humanities, BA(Hons) Professional & Creative WritingCasey teaches philosophy and culture studies at a leading Australian university. His postgraduate research examined the metaphysics of biological concepts. He is a qualified English teacher with a degree in professional and creative writing and is about to begin his third degree in zoology and animal sciences.

Cassandra Pope

Cassandra PopeBA War Studies w/ minor Film StudiesCassandra has a keen interest in 20th century military history with a particular focus on the early history of mechanised warfare. Away from her research, she can most often be found crocheting blankets or walking on the South Downs.

Cat Askew

Cat AskewBA Fine Art and Art HistoryCat is a British multi-disciplinary artist from the south coast of England. Her work often has a satirical and feminist twist which is tied to her academic interests. She holds a BA in Fine Art and Art History from the University of Plymouth. Cat is interested in Dada, Pop Art and the historiography of female artists, as well as self-organised exhibitions and guerilla art.

Catalin Barboianu

Catalin BarboianuPhD Philosophy of Science & MathematicsDr. Catalin Barboianu is a philosopher of science and mathematician. A graduate of the University of Bucharest with a PhD in Philosophy of Science, an MSc in Probability Theory and Statistics, and a BSc in Pure Mathematics. Author of 14 books including 'What Is Mathematics: School Guide to Conceptual Understanding of Mathematics.'

Catherine Bedwei-Majdoub

Catherine Bedwei-MajdoubPhD Philosophical Theology, MA Philosophy, MA Marketing ManagementCatherine has extensive experience as a university lecturer. She began her teaching career in marketing, and currently lectures in business ethics and corporate social responsibility on a postgraduate MBA programme, and in philosophy on undergraduate theology and philosophy programmes. She is particularly interested in interdisciplinary studies. In her spare time, she writes poetry and is working on a fictional novel.

Catherine Dent

Catherine DentMA 20th and 21st Century Literary Studies, BA English LiteratureCatherine holds a first-class BA from Durham University and an MA with distinction, also from Durham, where she specialized in the representation of glass objects in the work of Virginia Woolf. In her spare time, she enjoys writing fiction, reading, and spending time with her rescue dog, Finn.

Celine Jarrar

Celine JarrarBA Art History Celine is an art historian and painter, born and raised in the Middle East. She earned a BA degree in Art History from Florida International University in Miami. She studied a myriad of different cultures and got to experience living amongst a few during her time as a nomad. In places such as Egypt, Paris, and Amsterdam. Currently based in Los Angeles, California. In pursuits of work opportunities and further education. Is passionate about the arts, literature, history, philosophy, and mythology. With a special interest in European culture and artifacts. Here to share what knowledge she can with the world.

Charles J. Lockett

Charles J. LockettMA in Politics, BA in History and PoliticsEver since Charles was a lad, he’s been a history obsessive – he spent his summer holidays dragging his family around Welsh castles! He pursued that passion through University, studying Early-Modern Europe and the French Revolutions, receiving his MA in Politics from the University of Sheffield. Nowadays, he is a historical writer and researcher specializing in Medieval and Early Modern history, based in Yorkshire, UK. In his spare time, he is a Dungeon Master, aspiring fantasy novelist and cat dad.

Charlotte Davis

Charlotte DavisBA Art HistoryCharlotte is a contributing writer from Portland, Oregon now based in London, England. I’m an art historian with extensive knowledge in art history, classics, ancient art and archaeology.

Chester Ollivier

Chester OllivierBA (Hons) HistoryChester is a contributing history writer, with a First Class Honours degree BA (Hons) in History from Northumbria University. He is from the North East of England, and an avid Middlesbrough FC supporter.

Ching Yee Lin

Ching Yee LinBA (Hons) HistoryBased in Singapore, Ching Yee is a copywriter who focuses on the historical and contemporary issues concerning the Singapore society. She holds a BA (Hons) in History from the National University of Singapore and is passionate about topics related to social and cultural history of Asian societies. In her spare time, she enjoys pottery and watching films.

Christian P. Martin

Christian P. MartinBA Multidisciplinary Studies/History, MA in progressI am from East Lansing Michigan, however I have lived in Vietnam for nearly seven years now, during this time I have been teaching English. For about two years I have been working on completing my Master’s degree in Defense and Strategic Studies online through the University of Texas at El Paso. My greatest role is being a dad (and husband); I have a three-year-old son and I love to spend as much time with him as I possibly can. My main interests include reading history and military news, baking, playing drums and photography.

Christina Elia

Christina EliaBA Art HistoryChristina Elia is a contributing writer whose work focuses on the intersection between visual culture and language. She was born and raised in New York City, where she currently writes about topics ranging from creative nonfiction to street art, culture, and travel. Christina’s work has been published in online publications such as The Odyssey, Select City, CURA, and has appeared in print in The Tishman Review and UP.

Christina Volpe

Christina VolpeMA Public History w/ Museum Studies, BA Archaeology & Classics Christina is a historian and museum professional with a passion for art history and film studies. She holds a BA in Archaeology & Classics from the American University of Rome and an MA in Public History with a concentration in Museum Studies from Central Connecticut State University. In her spare time she loves to go antiquing throughout New England and can often be found with her laptop under an umbrella at a bistro table in her garden.

Christine Cappola

Christine CappolaMA US History, BA HistoryChristine is a self-proclaimed history nerd that has a passion for U.S. History. She has earned a BA in History from Empire State College in New York and a MA in US History from Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). She is currently a Sr. Clerk for the Village of East Aurora, NY and pursuing her love of history through writing. She spends her free time with family, being a proud hockey and lacrosse mom to her two children and a fur mom to her two dogs. She rarely misses a chance to share her enthusiastic takes on US History with her friends and family.

Christopher Nelson

Christopher NelsonMSc Ancient History, BA Classical Archaeology, BA AnthropologyChristopher holds a degree in Classical Archaeology from the University of Missouri and a Master’s degree in Ancient History from the University of Edinburgh. He is a Kansas City native where both of his parents worked as schoolteachers. They instilled in him a love of history that has manifested itself in countless travel excursions, stacks of books, and questions. He currently resides in New York City.

Christopher Owen

Christopher OwenBA Art & Design w/ Creative TechnologiesChristopher is a contributing writer and researcher with a passion for modern art and digital technologies. He holds a BA in Art and Design with Creative Technologies from the University of Birmingham. He is also a member of The Society of British & International Interior Design and a part-time traveler who enjoys every opportunity to attend new art exhibitions.

Christos Konstantopoulos

Christos KonstantopoulosMPhil Politics: Comparative Government, BA HistoryChristos is a historian and social scientist with a keen interest in the history of health and in the influence of experts on political decision-making. He holds a BA in History from the University of Cambridge and an MPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford, where his MPhil Thesis focused on how advocates of eugenics interacted with policy-makers in Edwardian Britain.

Cinzia Franceschini

Cinzia FranceschiniMA Art History w/ History of Art CriticismCinzia is an Italian Art Historian specialized in the History of Art Criticism, with a second degree in Communications and Sociology studies. Currently based in Northern Italy, she studied at the University of Padua. She works as a guide in Museum Education Departments and as an Art Writer. She writes about Contemporary Arts and Social Sciences, and how they intertwine.

Claire Gilmour

Claire GilmourMLitt Museum & Gallery Studies, MA(Hons) Archaeology & Celtic Civilisation, DipHE EgyptologyClaire Gilmour is a PhD candidate in Anthropology & Archaeology at the University of Bristol, researching the cultural and academic impact of the study of Ancient Egypt in Scotland. She teaches Egyptology, Archaeology and the Ancient Near East at the University of Glasgow, is Chair of Egyptology Scotland, and has worked in museum collections care for over twenty years. She is particularly interested in the history of Egyptology, museums and collecting, the life and career of Alexander Henry Rhind (1833-63), funerary archaeology (especially Ancient Egyptian tomb equipment) and the reception of Ancient Egypt. She is currently a committee member on the International Society for the Study of Egyptomania.

Claire Johnson

Claire JohnsonBA PhilosophyClaire Johnson is a contributing writer in Philosophy and History. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from the University of Manchester and has six years of experience in writing about Philosophy and Life Sciences. Claire has traveled across Europe, South East Asia, North America, and Central America to explore different cultures and world views.

Colin J Campbell

Colin J CampbellMLitt in Ancient History, BA Ancient History & CivilizationColin J Campbell is a contributing writer and researcher, living in Melbourne, Australia. He currently writes across a wide range of creative non-fiction topics. He has strong interest in writing, visuals and sounds. Originally from Scotland, Colin studied Ancient History and Civilizations before completing an MLitt (distinction) in Roman history from the University of Newcastle. Focusing on ‘Slave, Bandit and Pirate Disorders’ within Roman Italy, he developed interests in the personal security habits of Romans. Colin also has expert knowledge in a wide range of topics that include military, politics, architecture, society and social issues.

Cory Claus

Cory ClausBA Classical Studies & English LiteratureCory is an educator and twice nationally recognized award-winning novelist. He is also an art and art history lover who has traveled all over the United States and Europe in order to see some of his favorites paintings and sculptures in situ. He earned his BA from Dartmouth College and has continued his research and studies since then. His first novel, Surrounded by Chu Songs, is out now.

Curt Smothers

Curt SmothersBA History & Social SciencesCurt holds a BA in Social Sciences and History from Chapman University in Orange, California. He is a retired Navy officer and college vocational education specialist. He has traveled the world, observing first-hand the culture and history of Asia, Europe, and Latin America. His college studies were US history from the colonial to the Civil War periods. Curt’s lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, with his wife of over 50 years.

Dale Pappas

Dale PappasPhD Modern European History, MA History, BA History, Italian StudiesDale Pappas has taught History and Academic Writing at the high school and university levels in the United States and Europe. He holds a PhD in Modern European History from the University of Miami. Dale researches the history of tourism in the Mediterranean and the political history of Modern Greece. When he needs a breather from world travels, Dale lives between Miami, FL and Athens, Greece.

Dan Bulman

Dan BulmanMPhil Medieval History, BA Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Dan studied at Queens’ College, Cambridge (BA) and Emmanuel College, Cambridge MPhil), specializing in the history of the British Isles during the Central Middle Ages (900-1200). He was particularly interested in social history, including the relationship between land and power, documentary culture, and the expression of social status. He wrote an undergraduate dissertation on the family of Earl Siward of Northumbria and his MPhil on the role of the Warenne family in Anglo-Norman politics during the first two generations of the Norman Conquest. He is an avid reader and is pleased to be contributing to the Collector as a writer.

Daniel Grither

Daniel GritherBA Art HistoryDaniel is a contributing writer based in North Carolina. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from Western Carolina University and is particularly interested in 20th century geopolitical, environmental, and military history. Along with writing, he enjoys mountain biking, music, and hiking.

Daniel Mesta

Daniel MestaMA Candidate, BA Theatre Arts, Russian Studies Daniel Mesta is a curator, creator and communicator who consults for libraries, theaters and museums. He specializes in the history of theater, opera and circus. He earned his BA in Theater Arts and Russian Studies from Brigham Young University, and is completing his MA in International Relations at the European University at St. Petersburg, Russia.

Daniel Soulard

Daniel SoulardBA Classical CivilizationsDaniel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Civilizations from Concordia University, Montreal, and is currently applying for his Master’s in the same field. His area of interest are Greek history from the Classical period through the conquests of Alexander the Great, as well as the ancient Greek language. He loves nothing more than to share his passion for history with anyone who will listen, and even with those who won’t.

Daniella Garran

Daniella GarranPGCert Archaeology & Heritage, MA Education, BA Art HistoryDaniella is an ancient history teacher with a background in material culture. She completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Archaeology and Heritage at the University of Leicester, a Master’s in Education and Museum Studies at Tufts University, and a Bachelor’s in History and Art History at Connecticut College. She has traveled throughout Europe with middle school students and has participated in archaeological digs in Bulgaria and England.

Daniella Romano

Daniella RomanoMA Contemporary Art Criticism, BA History & History of ArtDaniella is an art historian and writer from London, UK. She holds an MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies of Contemporary Art from National Taipei University of Education and a BA in History and History of Art from the University of Nottingham. Her research interests include cartography and East Asian art, as well as the role of colonial narratives present in contemporary art. She also runs her own website, Artographic.

Danielle Mackay

Danielle MackayBA Classical Studies and Linguistics, MA Classical StudiesDanielle is currently completing her MA in Classical Studies at Rhodes University in South Africa. She earned her BA degree in Classical Studies and Linguistics and completed her studies of the Ancient Greek language as well as Latin. Her research focuses on Ancient Greek Religion and Mythology, specifically found in Late Antiquity Egypt, with a focus on the god Dionysus.

Daphne Bika

Daphne BikaPhD Philosophy, Classics & Ancient History, MSc Museum StudiesDaphne is an art historian, museologist, and conservator of antiquities and works of art. She received her PhD (Hons) in Classical Archaeology from the National University of Athens and her MSc in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester, UK. She holds a BA in Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art from the University of West Attica and a BA (Hons) in Art Theory and History from the Athens School of Fine Arts. She has been working as a researcher and conservator of antiquities at the Greek Ministry of Culture for the past 21 years. Her special interests are ancient art, archaeology, theory and history of art and architecture, philosophy of art.

David Mickov

David MickovBA History, BA PhilosophyDavid's passion lies squarely in history. In addition to his bachelor's degree obtained from his hometown - Skopje, North Macedonia, he also has a number of certificates and fieldwork experience in archaeology. If something occurred in the past, David would undoubtedly want to discuss and investigate it more. Because of this, he didn't feel satisfied with merely reading and books, so he went all over the world and passed many lands from Alaska to Florida and Ireland to Turkey. He is both a historical LARP re-enactor and a very huge sword aficionado.

David Sinor

David SinorBA Political PhilosophyDavid is a contributing writer, originally from Florida. After receiving his degree in Political Philosophy he spent 5 years in Hawaii serving in the Navy. Aboard his submarine, he ran his ship’s library in his free time. He is currently pursuing a postgrad degree at Arizona State University. He has had a life-long love of philosophy that he takes with him into all his endeavors.

David Smith

David SmithMA Philosophy, BA PhilosophyDavid is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach (MA) and the University of California, Los Angeles (BA). He has been teaching philosophy at the community college level for more than 10 years. When not forcing his students to ask ‘why?’, he enjoys traveling and philosophically analyzing video games (for work, of course).

David W. Swafford

David W. SwaffordBS Journalism, w/ minor in Literature David is a writer and editor from mid-America and have career experience in news production (newspapers, magazines, wire services, and cable television). As a contributing writer, I enjoy researching and writing about early American history and genealogy. For many years, I have independently edited the international membership publication of the General Society Sons of the Revolution, a major American lineage society based in Williamsburg, VA. I also write numerous articles for publication and assist individual clients wishing to produce quality book-length manuscripts. After college, I traveled to South America and learned Spanish by immersion (suffering many headaches!).

Dea Cvetković

Dea CvetkovićBA and MA in Art HistoryDea has a Bachelor and a Master’s degree in history of Art from the University of Belgrade. Her main fields of interest include modern and contemporary art, American art, gender studies, photography, and film. She loves taking pictures, watching movies, traveling, and wandering around museums.

Deianira Morris

Deianira MorrisBA Anthropology w/ Archaeology ConcentrationDeianira is an archaeologist and museum enthusiast with a love for studying the ancient past. She holds a BA in Anthropology with a concentration on Archaeology from the University of Arizona, during which she also attained a Minor in Psychology. Her research focuses on how past societies used images and symbols to demonstrate communal identities and cultural worldviews. Deianira also has a passion for ensuring the preservation of cultural heritage and is pursuing a career as a museum professional. As a writer, Deianira’s goal is to make information about ancient history more accessible and interesting to the public.

Dennis Lynch

Dennis LynchBSc Civil EngineeringDennis is a civil engineer turned writer with a passion for history. From the Romans to the Aztecs, to the Mamluks to the Qing, He finds all facets of history fascinating. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Despoina Tsoli

Despoina TsoliBachelor of Arts w/ cultural analysis concentrationDespoina is a curator who graduated with a degree in Literary and Cultural Analysis from the University of Amsterdam. Anything regarding art, archeology, and mythology will spark her interest although she is known to also heavily enjoy an exhilarating book and good board game.

Deya Bhattacharyya

Deya BhattacharyyaMA & BA English LiteratureDeya is a full-time student of the humanities with a passion for painting. She holds a keen interest in art and literature, and the socio-political implications of the same. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Jadavpur University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree.

Diana Oliveira

Diana OliveiraMA English, BA English LiteratureDiana Alexandra Oliveira speaks Portuguese and English fluently and has extensive knowledge of Spanish and French history. She has won several short-story competitions and has essays published internationally. History, literature, and music are her greatest passions in life.

Diana Singeorzean

Diana SingeorzeanBA History & Art HistoryDiana has been drawn to contemporary art ever since her BA in Art History years and has pursued this sector of the art world for the past three years. By being a gallerist, she also turns art history towards people, collaborations, and logistics. Diana is now pursuing an MA in Contemporary Curatorial Practices.

Dimitar Danevski

Dimitar DanevskiBA Defense & Peace Studies Dimitar holds a BA in Defense and Peace Studies from the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia. He worked as an advisor in the Department of Defense of North Macedonia and has a deep interest in the World War II era. His interests span from military philosophy to the in-depth analysis of military tanks, battles, and especially WWII military aviation. In his spare time, he builds model kits and plays blues guitar with his band.

Dominik Stachowiak

Dominik StachowiakBA & MA Archaeology w/ focus Mediterranean archaeology and cultural heritageDominik is an archaeologist. He holds a BA and a MA in archaeology from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland, with a specialty in Mediterranean archaeology and cultural heritage. For two years he pursued his interest in the Late Roman and Byzantine periods as an Erasmus student at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His focus is on material culture and architecture, but also on the transition between antiquity and the middle ages in the Roman East. Currently, he studies Modern Greek Philology in Poland.

Dora Sesar

Dora SesarBA & MA Art History and Hispanic Studies, PhD Candidate Medieval Art HistoryDora holds a bachelor’s degree in Art history and Spanish language and literature from the University of Zadar, Croatia. She also obtained her master’s degree in Art history and Hispanic studies at the same university. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student at the department of Art and Musicology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her research is focused on Romanesque art and architecture. She is working as a teaching assistant at the University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she is exploring the connections between art and psychology through two subjects: Psychopathology in visual arts and Psychopathology in cinema.

Dr. Carlo Alvaro

Dr. Carlo AlvaroPhD, MA, BA in PhilosophyDoctor Alvaro is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York. He is the author of Ethical Veganism, Virtue Ethics, and the Great Soul, Raw Veganism: The Philosophy of the Human Diet, Deism: A Rational Journey from Disbelief to the Existence of God, and The Book of Raw, as well as numerous peer-reviewed articles in international scientific and philosophical journals. Dr. Alvaro also is the Director of the Educational and Program Development for Global Development and Crisis Prevention Institute, USA.

Dr. Eugenia Russell

Dr. Eugenia RussellProfessor of History, History of Art, and Political PhilosophyHistorian and publisher Dr Eugenia Russell has written and edited several academic books and articles. She has strong research interests in early modern cultural history and especially the literature, art and culture of Byzantium and early modern Greece. She also has co-authored three books on the history of Watford and South West Hertfordshire. Her shorter pieces have appeared in BBC History Magazine, the British Library website, Oxford Bibliographies Online, Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Ancient World Magazine and many other publications. In 2021 she co-founded Book Publishers Lone Fox Publishing.

Dunja Karanovic

Dunja KaranovicBA & MA Fine ArtsVisual artist and freelance journalist based between Belgrade, Serbia and Hangzhou, China. She is an MFA candidate at the China Academy of Arts, and an MA student at the Belgrade University of Arts UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management. She finished her BA at the Belgrade Faculty of Fine Arts Painting Department in 2019 in the class of professor Dobrica Bisenić. Her works have been exhibited in two solo shows and many national and international exhibitions in China and the Balkans. Her work is focused on social issues, women’s art, non-Western and community-based art practices.

Dusan Nikolic

Dusan NikolicBA History of ArtDusan is an art historian and graduate of the University of Belgrade, specializing in Byzantine church architecture with an interest in the history and creation of art. Formerly a museum worker, he spends most of his research and free time on interdisciplinary work between art history and psychology.

Eben De Jager

Eben De JagerPhD New Testament, MTh Christian SpiritualityEben is a theologian, presenter, author, and public speaker with more than a decade of experience in Christian apologetics. His fields of interest are the gift of tongues and eschatology, especially the books of Daniel and Revelation. He holds a PhD from North-West University, a MTh (Christian Spirituality) from the University of South Africa, a BA(Hons) in Theology from the University of Johannesburg, and a BA in Theology from the Rand Afrikaans University.

Edd Hodsdon

Edd HodsdonBA Professional Writing, member Canterbury Archaeological TrustEdd holds a BA in Professional Writing, he has worked at the Dover museum as well as the Canterbury Archaeological Trust. He is most fascinated by the Achaemenid Persian Empire and has been interested in the Ancient world his entire life. His hobbies include walking, philosophy, history, photography, and writing fiction.

Ela Sutcu

Ela SutcuMA Art History & Archaeology, BA Art HistoryEla is an art historian, artist, and contributing writer based in St. Louis. Her research interests include modern sculpture, contemporary political and eco art, and ancient art and culture of the Mediterranean and Middle East. She recently graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with her MA in Art History & Archaeology, and she holds a BA in Art History from Saint Louis University where she minored in Italian and Film Studies.

Elizabeth Berry

Elizabeth BerryBA English, Italian, & Writing SeminarsElizabeth Berry is a writer from Los Angeles, California. She holds a BA in English, Italian, and Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University, and is working towards her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of St Andrews. In her spare time, she writes articles about Italian art, culture, and literature. She loves golden retrievers, the color fuchsia, and kayaking.

Elizabeth Burton

Elizabeth BurtonBA Art History, MA Preventive ConservationElizabeth is a practicing paintings and preventive conservator from Los Angeles. She studied Art History at UCLA as an undergraduate and received her MA in Preventive Conservation from Northumbria University. Elizabeth has worked with many museums in California and currently teaches for the Northern States Conservation Center, through which she offers online courses for heritage preservation professionals.

Elizabeth Morgan

Elizabeth MorganBA History w/ Tudor concentrationElizabeth is a historian, writer, and student with a passionate interest in the Tudor era. She also enjoys religious history, mythology, and Renaissance art. Recently she has studied King Henry VIII at Oxford University and history at the Open University and the University of Roehampton. She has also gained two Certificates (King Henry VIII & The Tudors) and a History Diploma (The Tudors). Elizabeth lives in Wales, United Kingdom, and can often be found exploring its many castles, cathedrals, and churches. She regularly writes about her trips to Museums and Heritage sites. Much of her research is dedicated to Cardinal Wolsey. She is the Founder of The Cardinal Wolsey Society, writes daily articles, and publishes its monthly newsletter.

Elizabeth Padian

Elizabeth PadianMA English, BA EnglishElizabeth holds a BA and an MA in English, with concentrations in Film and History. She is the host of a history podcast and an avid fantasy reader based in the USA. Some of her main interests include mythology, ancient studies, and literature. She also enjoys going on adventures with her dachshund and traveling, especially to anywhere with a castle.

Elliott McDonald

Elliott McDonaldBA Archaeology w/ HonoursElliott is an archaeologist from the UK. He holds a degree in archaeology from Newcastle University. His research interests include Early Medieval Europe, pre-Christian religion, ancient warfare, stone sculpture, and local studies. He enjoys visiting Europe’s sights, camera in hand, as well as in indulging in motorsport, following a variety of series in person wherever possible.

Emeth Pittle

Emeth PittleBA African & Middle Eastern Studies w/ Islamic concentrationEmeth is a citizen diplomat with experience consulting as a researcher for religious academics and interfaith non-profits in the Middle East. While his primary interest is investigating the intersections of Judeo-Islamic religious narratives, he also has a passion for art and cultures, and worked for several years in the Fowler Museum while earning his degree from UCLA. In his free time he can be found wandering the hills outside his city or reading in the shade of local olive trees.

Emily Snow

Emily SnowMA History of Art, BA Art History & Curatorial StudiesEmily Snow is a contributing writer and art historian based in Amsterdam. She earned an MA in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art and loves knitting, her calico cat, and everything Victorian.

Emma Lagno

Emma LagnoMTS, BA Religious Studies, International Studies, and FrenchEmma is a writer from upstate New York. She holds a BA in Religious Studies, International Studies, and French from the University of Miami, and she recently earned her master’s degree in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. She is interested in the religions and literature of the Ancient Mediterranean, especially early Christianity, and the New Testament.

Eva Bod

Eva BodBA Sociology and AnthropologyEva holds a BA in Sociology and Anthropology. She is working on finishing a MA in Migration and Society from the University Mohammed 5, where she studies nomadism in the Sahara. As a former English teacher, her special interests include educational psychology, art history, and cultures around the world. When she isn’t writing, you can find her picking up a new language.

Eva Silva

Eva SilvaBA Languages, Literature and CultureEva Silva has a BA in Languages, Literature and Culture from the University of Lisbon. Her research and work revolve around German history, culture, language, literature, and European culture in general.

Eve Boothroyd

Eve BoothroydMA History of Political Thought & Intellectual History, BA HistoryEve is a contributing writer with a passion for philosophy, literature, and music. She is especially interested in modern history of political thought, particularly cultural and intellectual history surrounding anti-colonial movements. Eve loves reading, writing, and watching live music in her spare time.

Eve Cobb

Eve CobbBA (Hons) History of Art (in progress)Eve is an art history student at the University of Cambridge, with wide interests ranging from the Medieval and Renaissance to the fin de siècle. She is a particular fan of Christian iconography and looks forward to pursuing this interest once she begins her MA in Medieval Studies. She is currently enjoying researching Anglo-Saxon art for her final year. Outside of her studies, Eve enjoys illustration, going to galleries, and reading essays and poetry.

Fabio Fernandes

Fabio FernandesMA Ancient History, BA Ancient WorldFabio is an Ancient History and Classics BA and MA graduate of University College London, where he mainly focused on cities, intercultural contact and cosmopolitanism in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds. He is captivated by the written word, good food and the melancholy of the ruins of antiquity.

Faith Lee

Faith LeeBA Medieval Studies & BA French LiteratureFaith is a graduate of Rutgers University, completing a Bachelor’s with dual-majors in French Literature and Medieval Studies and an M.Ed in language education. Seeing language as the key interface through which we understand and make sense of human life, her interests focus on historical and contemporary language attitudes. She is currently based in Singapore, where she enjoys crossing paths with stray cats.

Fidel Arnecillo

Fidel ArnecilloPhD, MA, BA Philosophy, MA ReligionFidel teaches philosophy at California State University, San Bernardino, and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. His primary academic interests include modern philosophy (esp. Kant), philosophy of religion, moral/political philosophy, and Christian theology. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in philosophy from Claremont Graduate University, M.A. in religion from Yale University Divinity School, and B.A. in philosophy from Point Loma Nazarene College. He loves playing basketball, using Facebook for digital activism, watching all sorts of movies on Netflix, and spending lots of time with his son and wife. He is also the pastor of Symposia Covenant Church (Ontario, California).

Florian Maiwald

Florian MaiwaldBA & M.Ed PhilosophyCurrently a PhD Student of Philosophy at the University of Bonn. In my PhD thesis I examine John Stuart Mill in order to explore the connection between liberalism and socialism. Furthermore, my Master’s thesis in which I compare John Stuart Mills and Erich Fromm’s concept of Individuality has been published as a book in German this year.

Frances Dilworth

Frances DilworthArt Historian w/ BA Art History & ConservationFrances graduated from Rutgers University with a major in art history and a minor in English. Among their many interests, medieval art history comes to the front. They are currently researching the symbolic, cultural, and practical meanings of the medieval garden in their thesis, Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement and Their Medieval Roots; which explores the many ways in which medieval art and culture were adopted by the artists of the 19th century. As a non-binary scholar, they are also passionate about researching and writing about underrepresented groups throughout history, such as the LGBTQIA+ community. One day, Frances hopes to publish a book that examines a more inclusive and cross-cultural perspective of medieval art.

Francesca Ramsay

Francesca RamsayArt Historian; BA Art History, MA Art History, Curatorship w/ focus Renaissance Culture Francesca is an arts writer based in Wales. She trained at the Warburg Institute in London. This multi-disciplinary education in Renaissance art and culture has left her with excellent academic research and writing skills (as well as some pretty niche knowledge). She’s since gone on to work in the auction and commercial sector, as well as in museums and in public sector ventures.

Francisco Perpuli

Francisco PerpuliBA History (in progress)Francisco is completing a History degree at the University of Guadalajara. He has a keen interest in the study of culture and the arts. In his spare time, he tries to explore and develop other interests while saving up to travel the world.

Fraser Hibbitt

Fraser HibbittBA English LiteratureI received my BA in English literature. I enjoy reading and writing on literature, philosophy, cultural studies and art. I am a self-taught guitarist with an interest in music theory and composition. I have travelled widely having grown up in both the UK and Norway. Currently, I am based in Brighton, UK, where I finished my degree.

Gabriel Sanchez

Gabriel SanchezBA Journalism and Communications, BA Visual ArtsGabriel is a journalist and writer with a passion for the greatest of philosophical questions and a keen interest in political theory. He believes history has played a huge role in today’s environment that is often disregarded in modern society. He likes to dive deep into topics that better explain our current world.

Gabriela Baban

Gabriela BabanBA Linguistics with JapaneseGabriela is a contributing writer based in the UK, currently on her way to finishing undergraduate studies and getting her BA in Linguistics and Japanese. Her interests include languages and cultures all around the world, as well as arts and mythology. She enjoys storytelling and teaching others about the subjects she is passionate about.

Gabrielle Probert

Gabrielle ProbertBA French LiteratureI received a BA in French Literature from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Art history has always been a passion of mine and I spent much of my time between my French studies taking every course I could. I’ve studied European, African, Asian, Mesoamerican, American, Ancient, and Contemporary art. I love to travel, meet new people, try new food and spend time with my family.

Gelly Gryntaki

Gelly GryntakiBA Physics, MA Art Conservation, PhD Science & Contemporary ArtI am an art curator, writer and researcher, mother and feminist, reader and translator. I am interested in queer theory and gender performativity, posthumanism, science and science fiction, and artistic activism. I regard contemporary art as a multi-dimensional space where all those fields can intersect and interact. I hold a BA in Physics, an MA in Art Conservation, and a PhD in Science and Contemporary Art. I have collaborated with several institutions, media, and artists and I am a permanent contributor to the Greek issue of The Art Newspaper. Museums and bookshops are my favorite places.

Gemma Noon

Gemma NoonBA (hons) Archaeology, MA Information & Library Mgmt.Gemma is a contributing writer who graduated with her BA (hons) in Archaeology from the University of Liverpool and holds her MA degree in Information & Library Management from John Moores University. Now the Chief Research Officer at Folklore Research. Gemma is passionate about sharing the importance of history and storytelling to engage and reach a wider audience. She is proud to live, work and play on Treaty 7 land, where she spends her time learning and discovering the stories of her adopted homeland.

George Mantafounis

George MantafounisBSc Military Science, MA Modern & Contemporary HistoryGeorge graduated from the Hellenic Army Academy and holds a BSc in Military Science. During his academic years, he specialized in Military history and a few years later he got a Master’s degree in Modern and Contemporary History. He is currently an Artillery Officer and serves as a Battery Commander. Meanwhile, he expresses his passion for history through researching and writing historical articles.

Giorgos Panagiotopoulos

Giorgos PanagiotopoulosBA & LLB Political ScienceGiorgos is a lawyer specializing in corporate law in Greece. He has an LLB and an BA in political science from the University of Athens (NKUA). In his spare time, he enjoys studying various aspects of ancient and medieval history and trail running.

Glenn Ricci

Glenn RicciPhD Archaeology (in progress), MA Archaeology, BA AnthropologyGlenn studied anthropology (ethnology, physical anthropology, linguistics, archaeology) in the USA, historical archaeology in the UK and is finishing his PhD in historical ethnology/archaeology in Germany. He came to Germany as a research fellow and ethnographic curator for the Landesmuseum für Natur und Mensch Oldenburg in 2013. He has curated two exhibitions for the museum that combined historical archaeological and ethnographic methodologies for a unique perspective on cultures. His current work focuses on German ethnological collections in museums that were gathered during Germany’s colonial period.

Grace Ehrman

Grace EhrmanMA European History, BA Russian LanguageGrace is a historian and Late Tsarist and Russian Civil War artifacts enthusiast. Her thesis explored the unrecognized Kuban Cossack state, grassroots anti-Soviet resistance, and connection to agrarian revolutionary movements in Ukraine. She holds a Master of Arts in Modern European History from Liberty University with a specialization in Imperial Russia, the Russian Revolution, World War I and II, and the Cold War. Her research interests include intelligence, autonomy, and resistance. She earned her BA in Russian linguistics. She is a member of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and the American Historical Association.

Greg Beyer

Greg BeyerBA History & Linguistics, Journalism DiplomaGreg specializes in African History. He holds a BA in History & Linguistics and a Journalism Diploma from the University of Cape Town. A former English teacher, he now excels in academic writing and pursues his passion for art through drawing and painting in his free time.

Greg Pasciuto

Greg PasciutoBA HistoryGreg is a Stonehill College graduate and aspiring writer and editor from Boston, MA. When he isn’t working his full-time job, you might find him reading, completing creative word searches, or just looking to learn new skills for life. His historical interests are particularly centered on the history of religion and the interactions of different cultural groups. Not limited to a single geographic region, Greg enjoys uncovering the stories of cultures all around.

Guillaume Deprez

Guillaume DeprezArt Historian; Graduate of the Louvre School in ParisGuillaume Deprez is a contributing writer and art historian, graduate of the Louvre School. Wondering why statues and monuments were destroyed and how many ancient artworks survive, he searched for a book answering that question. As the saying goes, when you want to read a book that has not been written, then you must write it. The result is Lost Treasures, the destruction of works of cultural heritage by intolerance and greed. An accessible and engaging book, a journey of discovery throughout the rise and fall of civilizations.

Guillermo Sancho

Guillermo SanchoBA History, MA Global Diplomacy in-progressGuillermo is a History graduate from Birkbeck, University of London, where he studied Modern, Early Modern, and Contemporary History. He wrote his dissertation on Whitehall and the Liberal; government from 1846 to 1852 and its intervention in the Great Irish Famine - Economic Policies, Ideology, and Cultural Change. Other subjects he specializes in are Imperial and Colonial processes and characteristics in the Modern Period; migratory movements of peoples and population transfers from Early Modernity to the Contemporary Period; Ethics from Enlightenment to Environmentalism; and Revolutionary Russia from 1891 to 1991.

Hannah Harms

Hannah HarmsBA Ancient World Studies, BA Literature & Theatre Studies, MA Ancient Mediterranean History, Archaeology and Art (in progress)Hannah ia a Masters student, currently studying the history, archaeology and art of the Ancient Mediterranean. She is a graduate of Ancient World Studies (BA with Honours), during which she specialised in the Christianisation of the Roman Empire. Apart from her studies, her interests include literature, art and travel. She is currently living abroad in Italy to pursue her travel dreams and archaeological interests.

Hannah Kroes

Hannah KroesMA History of Art, BA Art History & Curatorial StudiesHannah is an A level History of Art teacher in London, England focusing on 19th and 20th century art. She holds an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art in Russian Modernism, where she wrote a dissertation about Ukrainian embroidery workshops and the work of Hanna Sobachko. She is interested in the decorative arts and the intersection between art and gender. She also writes a blog about art and travel.

Hannah Lane

Hannah LaneBA Painting, BA Art HistoryHannah has a BA in Painting and Art History from Kansas City Art Institute. She was a Durwood Provenance Intern for the East Asian section at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. Hannah is currently a practicing studio artist and lends her love of art history to anyone willing to listen.

Hannah McCall

Hannah McCallBA Criminal Justice & Legal Studies, BA EnglishHannah graduated college with twin B.A.s in English and Criminal Justice & Legal Studies and intentionally made time throughout her education to pursue her lifelong love of history by serving on staff for her university’s history club. Hannah particularly loves studying mythologies and legends from a variety of cultures but enjoys Greek, Norse, Egyptian, and Hindu mythologies most of all.

Haylee Broyles

Haylee BroylesBA English LiteratureHaylee is a writer from Texas with an intense love for writing and linguistics. She has a BA in English Literature from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, where she also studied linguistics, interdisciplinary studies, and studio art. In her free time, she loves playing video games and practicing yoga!

Hazel Anna Rogers

Hazel Anna RogersBA English Literature, Shropshire Young Poet Laureate Award (2015)Hazel is in her third year of English Literature at the University of Brighton. She studied one year of French and Japanese at the University of Leeds, and since worked abroad in Paris and Greece. She became Shropshire Young Poet Laureate in 2015 after which her poetry was published. She enjoys writing both creatively and academically, and has particular interests in non-English literature, Art History, Music, Anthropology, Literature of Antiquity and Philosophy. Her native tongues are English and French. She is also a passionate classical piano player and cold water swimmer.

Heather Reilly

Heather ReillyMSc Ancient Cultures, BA Ancient History Heather has a BA in Ancient History from Cardiff University and an MSc in Ancient Cultures from the University of Glasgow. She has continually focussed on ancient religions and art from various civilisations, her most specialist areas being New Kingdom Egypt, the Neo-Assyrians and Iron Age Europe yet strives to continue learning. After a brief (and muddy) spell as an archaeologist, she now works in an archive in London.

Heidi Vance

Heidi VanceBFA Studio Art w/ minor in Art HistoryHeidi Vance is a contributing writer to TheCollector, a practicing studio artist, and an emerging art conservation professional. She obtained her BFA in Studio Art and a minor in Art History from the University of Central Florida and will be pursuing her MA in Conservation of Fine Art at Northumbria University in Fall 2020.

Henry Summers

Henry SummersBA PhilosophyHenry is a philosophy graduate from Christendom College in Virginia, with a special focus on the Aristotelian-Thomistic tradition as well as the philosophy of humor. He has a passion for art, comedy, and the written word. In his spare time, he writes stories and poetry, beats on his bongo drums, and drinks excessive amounts of coffee.

Huda Basit

Huda BasitBSc English LiteratureHuda is an English Literature major excelling in Ancient and Modern Philosophy. She loves diving into the details of an abstract idea, dissecting it from the core while analyzing the fragments that can be practically incorporated into upgrading the mind, thought, and behavior of an individual reading her works.

Idalis Love

Idalis LoveBA Studio Arts & Art HistoryIdalis Love graduated with her BA in Studio Arts and Art History from Oglethorpe University in 2020. During her time as a Studio Arts major, she found passion in Far Eastern and European art histories, which enabled her to double major. When she isn’t gushing about other people’s art she is making it as well.

Igor Radulovic

Igor RadulovicMA History Education, BA Art HistoryIgor is a historian and a history teacher from Podgorica, Montenegro. His main focus are contemporary history and controversial historical topics. He still likes researching different periods, spanning from ancient to modern history.

Igor Zanetti

Igor ZanettiStudent of PhilosophyIgor is a contributing writer and student of Philosophy at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Brazil). He has a long-standing passion for philosophy and all forms of art, from literature to modern genres.

Ilias Luursema

Ilias LuursemaMA & BA Middle Eastern StudiesIlias holds both a BA and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. His academic research focused on migration and the Libyan crisis. He now works as an independent researcher, writer, and editor and contributes to projects on topics that include history, politics, and economics.

Ilyas Benabdeljalil

Ilyas BenabdeljalilMA Int'l Relations, BA Political ScienceIlyas holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in International Relations. He studied economy, sociology, public policy, and history and worked as a researcher for think tanks and consulting firms. It is his strong passion for political and military history that brought him to TheCollector. Nowadays, he is preparing for a PhD program in International Cooperation and Public Policy.

Ines Tito

Ines TitoMA Work and Organizational PsychologyInes is a freelance content and copywriter with a past in the hospitality industry and a master's degree in Work and Organizational Psychology. She is a history enthusiast and an amateur landscape photographer. When she’s not writing, you can find her hiking in the forest, looking for the best photo composition.

Ioannis Papadimitriou

Ioannis PapadimitriouMA Turkish Studies, BA History Ioannis is presently pursuing an MPhil/PhD, focusing on the topic "The Greek-Turkish War of 1919-1922: Perspectives of Greek Soldiers". He is mainly interested in WWI and the subsequent period of conflicts until 1924. In previous years he also examined some aspects of Ottoman and Iranian History, namely the Safavid-Ottoman relations. He is generally interested in Military History, especially the military history of the ancient, medieval, and modern Middle and Far East.

Isabel Droge

Isabel DrogeMSc Arts and Culture, BA Art HistoryIsabel is an art historian and writer from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She holds a MSc in Arts and Culture Studies and a BA in Art History, both from the University of Amsterdam. Isabel’s biggest passion lies with European art from the fin de siècle period. Within this field, her main focuses have been the Art Nouveau and Vienna Secession, the decorative arts, as well as the reception of marginalized artists. Currently, she finds herself very interested in art from the early and mid-twentieth century. When Isabel is not busy writing, she loves traveling, photography, web design, and being in nature.

Isabella Trope

Isabella TropeBA Ancient History and Archaeology in-progressIsabella is completing a BA in Ancient History and Archaeology at Macquarie University. Her favorite topics to learn and write about are feminist historiography, numismatics, and ancient Sumer. She hopes to one day work in the museum sector, helping illuminate why history matters to everyone. She can be found polishing her coin collection, reading a fantasy novel, or on a bushwalk in her free time.

Ivana Protic

Ivana ProticMA Roman Archaeology, BA ArchaeologyIvana holds a BA degree in archaeology and is currently on her MA studies in Roman archaeology at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. Her research interests are mainly the Roman provincial archaeology and the slave systems of antiquity. Ivana has participated in archaeological excavations where the direct contact with the Roman artifacts reinforced her passion for archaeology.

Izzy Collie-Cousins

Izzy Collie-CousinsMPhil & BA History of ArtIzzy has an MPhil and a BA in Art History from King’s College, University of Cambridge. She has a wide range of specialisms, including Byzantine mosaics, contemporary British and American ceramics, Egyptian tomb sculpture, and Abrahamic artwork across history.

J. Hughes

J. HughesBA Journalism & MA Art HistoryJ. Hughes teaches humanities for Southern New Hampshire University’s global campus. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Washington University and a master’s degree in history from Southern Connecticut State University. Her writing has recently appeared in Reliving History Magazine, Braided Way Magazine, Northern New England Review’s Front/Lines, and the Connecticut River Review, among other places.

Jack Boczar

Jack BoczarBA Economics, BA Philosophy, PhD in progressJack is a philosophy student. He graduated with a dual BA degree in economics and philosophy from the University of Toledo, and will be starting his PhD at the University of Georgia in the Fall. His main areas of interest are aesthetics, metaphysics, and medieval philosophy.

Jack Crawford

Jack CrawfordBA Medieval History, MPhil Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic HistoryJack is a contributing writer with a primary interest in Medieval History, in particular the early medieval period. He completed a bachelor’s degree in Medieval History at the University of St. Andrews, and a masters in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge.

Jacob Wilkins

Jacob WilkinsBA HistoryJacob Wilkins holds a BA in History from Royal Holloway, University of London. He has written for several publications and has a particular interest in modern European and British history. When he’s not working, he enjoys reading books, watching tennis, and running up hills.

Jacqueline Lewis

Jacqueline LewisBA Art History and ArchitectureJacqueline Lewis is a History of Art & Architecture graduate. While studying art, she worked in the research department of The Chicago History Museum and wrote articles for Chicago Gallery News. Now, she is the Assistant Director of a long-standing, prestigious art gallery in Chicago. Throughout the year she works at major art events like the New York IFPDA Print Fair, SOFA and EXPO Chicago. She also writes and publishes articles about the art scene and historical topics.

Jacqueline Martinez

Jacqueline MartinezBA English WritingJacqueline Martinez graduated with her BA in English (Writing & Rhetoric, to be fancy) in 2019. During her time in college, she worked in a Miami-based art gallery. She has attended major art fairs like Art Basel and Art Miami, recording new exhibitions and art trends in her articles. In 2018, she studied abroad in France, where she learned about art history in some of the world’s major museums. Since graduating, she has aimed to keep learning while passing on her experiences to those who are novices like she once was.

Jake Krijger

Jake KrijgerBA Politics, Philosophy & Economics Jake is an Account executive by day and a passionate historian by night. Having an insatiable thirst for all things History, heritage and global affairs. Jake holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from the University of South Africa and is currently enrolled as an Honors student. Whilst working a full-time job and studying, Jake still finds free time for his passion and writes articles based on his speciality, this being, military history.

James Booth-Jones

James Booth-JonesB.Arch. History & Theory Focus, B.A. Philosophy with Logic Focus James holds a B.Arch from Nelson Mandela University, with a focus on the History and Theory of European Art and Architecture. He is currently completing his second degree in Philosophy at the University of Warsaw, with plans to pursue a Ph.D. thereafter. James manages the Philosophy Department at TheCollector, and is a contributing writer on art and philosophy. He lives in Paris.

James Keating

James KeatingBA HistoryI hold a degree in History from the University of Liverpool and have always loved reading non-fiction in my spare time. My specific interests mainly lie in Russian history but I have also been fascinated with biographies outside of Russia from the biggest names in history such as Frida Kahlo or Oliver Cromwell.

James Newman

James NewmanBA Politics & Modern HistoryJames holds a BA in Politics and Modern History from the University of Manchester, in the UK. His interests span from late imperial China through to the First and Second World Wars, and the Cold War. He hopes to undertake an MA in history soon.

James Sulter

James SulterMA Ancient Greek, BA Classical StudiesBased in Johannesburg, South Africa, James completed his MA in Ancient Greek at Rhodes University in 2020, where he also earned BA degrees in Classical Studies, Latin and English Literature. Besides teaching Greek and Latin literature in their original language, he is particularly interested in the cultural interchange between the Hellenic and Roman worlds, methods of Greco-Roman pedagogy, and theories of Classical reception and translation. Outside of Classics, his time is taken up with reading, gaming, birding, and half-completing crosswords.

Jamie Rose Valera

Jamie Rose ValeraBA Art HistoryJamie Rose Valera is an art historian and theorist from the San Francisco Bay Area. Valera is a 2017 alumna of the Middle College program and will graduate in 2021 with her B.A. in the history of art and visual culture at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Currently, she plans to continue researching and writing through a Ph.D. in art history and visual studies. Valera's work focuses on representations of the body by intersecting the past with the present. Her findings have been presented at symposiums and published by arts and humanities journals. After working the contemporary art gallery scene, Valera aims to delve into Museum Education, and later research and teach as a Professor of art history and visual studies.

Jared Krebsbach

Jared KrebsbachPhD History, MA Art History, BA HistoryJared is a fulltime freelancer with a background in history. His work has been published in academic journals as well as popular magazines, blogs, and websites. Historical interests include cyclical history, religious history, and economics.

Jay Reynolds

Jay ReynoldsBA American Studies w/ US Military History ConcentrationJay is a BA American Studies graduate from the University of Essex. His primary interests are military history and US history. He did his dissertation on the USAAF’s 373rd Fighter Group and their journey across WW2 Europe. He also enjoys buying and selling collectibles, especially photographs and documents from the World Wars.

Jeff DiSandro

Jeff DiSandroBA Criminology w/ Psychology, MS. Ed w/HistoryJeff holds a BA in Criminology with a minor in Psychology, M.S. Ed, and an academic certification in basic law with an emphasis on the bill of rights and civil liberties. I’m also a professionally certified high school social studies teacher with experience in world history, European history, economics, and government. Economics, politics, and all things history are among my favorite nonfiction hobbies, and I read about one book per week on various topics. I have attended a wide variety of professional workshops ranging from study at the federal reserve to seminars on comparative government.

Jeff Williamson

Jeff WilliamsonMA History, BA HistoryIn school, Jeff studied medieval and ancient history, then US History in graduate school. He spent 15 years being a history adjunct teaching Western, World, and US History and another five learning to conserve gravestones in abandoned cemeteries – especially slave graves in New Jersey. In between pawning antiques and pedaling words for his daily bread, he plans harebrained expeditions to the Scottish Highlands.

Jenna Ross

Jenna RossBA PhotojournalismJenna Ross is a contributing journalist and photographer with an extensive interest in the history of photography and art. She has a BA in Photojournalism from California State University, Fullerton. When she isn’t working, she loves to travel, and always takes her camera along with her.

Jennie and Nathan Kimbrough

Jennie and Nathan KimbroughBFA Studio Art, BA Mass Media CommunicationJennie and Nathan are a nomadic couple currently residing in Michigan. Jennie is an artist, writer, teacher, and photographer with a BFA in Studio Art from Missouri State University. Nathan is a speaker, writer, and consultant with a BA in Mass Media Communication from Missouri State and his MTS in Administrative Leadership from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. With an undying passion for art, culture, food, and travel, they have enjoyed exploring the rich histories of over 30 countries around the world.

Jeremy H Beardmore, MA

Jeremy H Beardmore, MAMA Fine Arts, BA Fine Arts ValuationI am a qualified Antiques Professional and Consultant, with both a Bachelors degree (Honours) in Fine Arts Valuation, and a Masters. My origins are in Stoke on Trent, England, the home of Staffordshire pottery, and I believe this gave me an inherited interest in ceramics. I have a particular interest in the British Victorian period and am perhaps regarded as being an English Eccentric.

Jessica Jacob

Jessica JacobCertified AnthropologistJessica is an anthropologist based in Charlotte, North Carolina. She worked with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on various anthropological projects ranging from Native American archaeology to biology, ecology, and ethnography. Her research has been published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology and recognized by the Enquirer Journal. Her areas of interest are paleoanthropology, human evolution, art history, ethnography, and prehistoric art.

Jessica Kenmore

Jessica KenmoreBS Archaeology w/ Geoarchaeology ConcentrationHaving moved around a lot as a child, I became intrigued by the histories of my many homes. This interest continued, and I eventually became an archaeologist. I hold a BS in Archaeology from Oregon State University. These days, I do less field work and am concentrating more on writing. While I might be doing less archaeological work, my interest in travel and learning is as keen as ever.

Jessica Suess

Jessica SuessMPhil Ancient History, BA Hons History/ArchaeologyJessica hold a BA Hons in History and Archaeology from the University of Queensland and an MPhil in Ancient History from the University of Oxford where she researched the worship of the Roman emperors. She worked for Oxford University Museums for 10 years before relocating to Brazil. She is mad about the Romans, the Egyptians, the Vikings, the history of esoteric religions, and folk magic and gets excited about the latest archaeological finds.

Jessica Venner

Jessica VennerPhD Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology; MA ClassicsJessica is a world-leading expert in ancient Pompeii with a special interest in urban agriculture, domestic architecture, and identity formation in the late Republican and early Imperial period. She is an Early Career Research Associate at the School of Advanced Study, University of London and holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham, with a full scholarship from the AHRC-M3C Doctoral Training Partnership. She has previously held roles at the British School at Rome and the Ashmolean Museum and has over 55,000 followers on TikTok for her history channel, Life in the Past Lane.

Jessie-Lee Smith

Jessie-Lee SmithBSc Life Sciences, BA Int'l Studies History & PoliticsI am a passionate writer who has spent the last few years working towards writing in multiple disciplines, including liberal arts and the sciences. I have two bachelor's degrees in different fields; BSc in Life Sciences with a focus on Genetics and Zoology from the University of Stellenbosch, and a BA in International Studies with a focus on History and Politics from the University of South Africa. I have spent my working life teaching and writing. I hope to work in the field of science communication, where I can present new scientific research to the public in a way that informs, interests, and inspires them.

Jesus Santillan

Jesus SantillanBA Anthropology w/ Archaeology ConcentrationJesus Santillan is a contributing writer and researcher with an emphasis on Mesoamerican civilizations. His studies include a Bachelor's in Anthropology with a focus on archaeology. In his free time he tutors students and writes independently. Jesus is from Zacatecas, and currently lives in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

Jim Alexander

Jim AlexanderGrad Cert Ethics & Legal Studies, BTh, BA Govt & International RelationsJim holds degrees in Political Science, Theology and graduate qualifications in Environmental Law. It’s a struggle at dinner parties when all he wants to discuss is religion and politics. Jim is a freelance researcher and copywriter.

Jimmy Chen

Jimmy ChenMPhil Modern European History, BSc Government and HistoryJimmy is an independent historian and writer based in Swindon, England. He has an MPhil in Modern European History from the University of Cambridge, where he wrote his dissertation on music and Russian patriotism in the Napoleonic Wars. He obtained a BSc in Government and History from the London School of Economics. Jimmy has written scripts for ‘The People Profiles’ YouTube channel and has appeared as a guest on The Napoleonic Wars Podcast and the Generals and Napoleon Podcast. Jimmy is a passionate about travel and has travelled extensively through Europe visiting historical sites.

Joan Sullivan

Joan SullivanBA Diaspora & Transnational Studies and Latin American StudiesJoan is a writer, researcher, and professional translator with a passion for Latin American history and Indigenous American social theory. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto where she double majored in Diaspora & Transnational Studies and Latin American Studies, complemented by a minor in Spanish. Joan is a professional Spanish-English translator and interpreter with over a decade of work experience in Colombia, Guatemala, the United States, and Canada. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and learning new languages.

John Garrett

John GarrettMA PhilosophyJohn is an MA student in Philosophy at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. His primary research interest is in ancient philosophy, with secondary interests in modern philosophy and the philosophy of religion. He also enjoys writing, reading the classics, and film.

John Sewell

John SewellBA & MA Art History, University of BirminghamJohn holds both a BA and an MA in Art History from the University of Birmingham, UK. His academic research focussed on nineteenth and early-twentieth century depictions of narcotics use, addiction and race-relations. However, his interests extend far beyond this; and his work covers an array of topics from many different periods and locations around the world. Alongside writing, he is also the founder of Eazyl - an online art marketplace for emerging artists which charges no commission fees.

John Tuttle

John TuttleBA Theology, BA JournalismJohn Tuttle is a graduate of Benedictine College in Kansas. He is an elementary school teacher, writer, and freelance journalist. He is passionate about truth, beauty, and using media to inform people. He has been published by Tablet Magazine, Real Clear Science, Prehistoric Times Magazine, Inside History Magazine, The Historians Magazine, The Archive, Starting Points Journal, Catholic World Report, University Bookman, and Voyage Comics & Publishing.

Jonathan Hemmings

Jonathan HemmingsMA English Literature w/ minor in HistoryJonathan is a contributing writer, a novelist and a musician who is passionate about art, history, literature and the areas in which these three subjects intersect. He has a master’s degree in English Literature, and he minored in history, art history and fine art when he earned his bachelor’s degree. He has lived and worked on three continents and has worked in a range of fields, from English teaching to selling his own art to drumming in rock bands. He is currently based in the Midlands in England.

Jonathan Szo

Jonathan SzoPh. D. History (in progress), MA History, BA (Hons.) History, B.EdJonathan is currently a Ph.D. student in history at the University of New Brunswick in Canada, where he is focusing on Canadian History, the Upper Canada Rebellion, and the Age of Revolutions. He holds a Master's in History from UNB, a BA in History (Hons.) from Crandall University, and a Bachelor of Education from St. Thomas University. In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys baseball, soccer, mountain biking, and hanging out with his golden retriever, Bo.

Jono Elderton

Jono EldertonJono Elderton is an Australian writer with a passion for Ancient Egypt. He has worked as a journalist, media manager, and English teacher. After travelling extensively worldwide and teaching in Thailand and Japan, he now lives in the outback and writes about ancient cultures, mythology, and the arts.

Jordan Bourque

Jordan BourqueBA PhilosophyAfter graduating from the University of San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, Jordan continued her education at USD as a law student. She is applying for her PhD in Philosophy with a focus in neuroethics, philosophy of law, and political philosophy. Whether it be as a future professor or contributing articles, she is excited to share the world of philosophy with others and expand her knowledge. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her many pets.

Jordan Cook

Jordan CookMA Medieval Studies, BA (Hons) English LiteratureJordan Cook holds a First-Class BA(Hons) in English Literature and an MA in Medieval Studies. She is currently an AHRC-funded Ph.D. candidate with The National Gallery and the University of York. Her thesis, entitled "Settings and Subjects in Early Netherlandish Painting," interrogates the painted backgrounds of fifteenth-century religious art. Passionate about writing accessible and engaging educational content, Jordan has written scripts for 'Simple History' as well as a curatorial content for York Art Gallery's "Making a Masterpiece" exhibition.

Joseph T F Roberts

Joseph T F RobertsPhD Political PhilosophyI am currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Law and Philosophy at the University of Birmingham. Prior to this, I completed my Ph.D. in Political Theory at the University of Manchester, where I wrote a thesis on the moral permissibility of Body Modification Practices and, specifically, whether or not we have the right to pursue them without being interfered with by others. My current research focuses on the limits of consent, embodiment, and the regulation of recreational drugs.

Joshua Witworth

Joshua WitworthBA English Literature, Certified Private PilotJosh is a career aviator and writer with a passion for seeking the deeper meaning in life. Having traveled the world as a flight attendant in early life, Josh got a unique perspective on the diverse views on things, so he seeks the greatest truth and the “why” behind everything. He utilizes his unique background of a Liberal Arts degree combined with his Southern Baptist upbringing gives an insight that is hard to find. One of his greatest joys is discussing the combination of philosophy, theology, and history with his Pastor father and anyone else that will listen.

Jovana Zagorac

Jovana ZagoracBA and MA Art HistoryJovana is an Art Historian currently based in Belgrade. She holds a BA and an MA in Art History, with an emphasis on the field of European Art of the New Age. Apart from the visual arts, she’s very passionate about all the other forms of it. She’s also occupied with comparative religion and languages. Autumn makes her happy.

Juan Sebastián Gómez-García

Juan Sebastián Gómez-GarcíaMA Ethnochoreology and Anthropology of DanceJuan Sebastian Gomez-Garcia is a Colombian anthropologist holding an MA in Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage from an Erasmus Mundus program in France, Hungary, Norway, and the UK, where he investigated the bodily transformative power of queer nightlife in Berlin from kinesthetic and phenomenological approaches. Throughout his career as a scholar, he has been interested in the sociocultural aspects of bodily experiences, affects and movement experiences in contexts of political urgency and social change. Currently, he works as a contributing writer for art and culture magazines and as the guest editor of Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies from the Dance Studies Association in the US.

Julia Guillot

Julia GuillotMA Film Studies, BAs Archaeology, Art History & English LiteratureJulia holds BAs in Archaeology, History of Arts, and English Literature from the Sorbonne University in Paris, as well as an MA in Film Studies focusing on the mechanics of Buster Keaton’s comedy conjointly prepared with the Sorbonne University, Roma Tre University, and the University of Montreal. She is currently living between France and the USA, working in film production and costuming while finishing her MA in Archaeology with a focus on Maya Religion and death rituals. Her hobbies include writing, painting and drawing, modern dancing, making music, and traveling the world with her fiancé.

Julia Margaret Lu

Julia Margaret LuMA Professional Studies in an Art and Technology, B.Arch w/ History-Theory ConcentrationA native New Yorker, Julia earned her B.Arch from the City College of New York with an architectural history and theory concentration, and an MPS from ITP at NYU.

Julian Dutra

Julian DutraBA PhilosophyJulian M. Dutra is a Brazilian philosophy teacher from the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS). His primary interest is in the fields of epistemology and ethics. His main academic interest is in the field of ethics of belief, where he can work at the intersection of his favored philosophical fields. He is also interested in topics from virtue ethics, logic, education, history and philosophy of science, metaphilosophy, and political philosophy.

Kassandre Dwyer

Kassandre DwyerM.Ed HistoryKassie is a farmer with a passion for history who has a day job teaching middle school social studies in her hometown. In addition to earning NBCT certification and M.Ed. in History, she holds an M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction and a B.S. in Sustainable Agriculture/Animal Science. She is particularly interested in telling the stories of often overlooked historical perspectives or hidden truths, and is especially intrigued by the history of America’s Indigenous peoples, war, and the “wild west.”

Kat Bello

Kat BelloBA in Visual Arts & Art HistoryKat is a visual artist, writer, and juggler of too many passions. She holds a BA in Visual Arts and Art History from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR). Her research and art production focuses on cityscape painting and historiography of landscapes. Art, cinema, traveling, history, and writing about art, cinema, film noir, traveling, and history are some of her favorite things in the world.

Katarina Palinic

Katarina PalinicMA Political ScienceKatarina is a contributing writer from Croatia with a passion for political history. She recently obtained her Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Zagreb. Her professional interests include geopolitics, diplomacy, and European history.

Katharine Gordon

Katharine GordonBA Art HistoryKatharine holds a B.A. in Art History from the American University of Beirut. After graduation, she served as Communications Officer for Dongola Limited Editions, a bespoke artist book publishing house. From 2018 until 2021, Katharine served as the Senior Editor of Gallery magazine, a quarterly English-language publication dedicated to fine arts in Lebanon. Katharine is currently a Project Manager at OBCIDO Inc., a media and PR company based in New York, as well as a Freelance Content Writer and Marketing Specialist. Her work has been published in Canvas Magazine and How to Spend It.

Katherine Schreiber

Katherine SchreiberBA Studio ArtKatherine Schreiber is a writer and artist based in Boston, Massachusetts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College, where she studied studio art and literature.

Kathryn Stranex

Kathryn StranexBA (Honours) in English & MusicKathryn is a teacher-turned-writer living in the historic hub of Cape Town. She has a passion for teaching through storytelling, and gets a thrill when her three loves, Music, Literature and History all intersect. Currently she is a web writer of educational content.

Katie Brown

Katie BrownCurrent PhD Biblical Studies, BA Classics and ReligionKatie is a postgraduate research student in Trinity College Dublin, where she also received her Bachelor's Degree in Classical Civilisation and World Religions and Theology. She is a tour guide in Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, a popular historical site in Dublin, and a published fiction and non-fiction writer. While she enjoys any topic relating to history, culture, and the humanities, she is most interested in Ancient Greece and Rome, the Ancient Near East, Irish history, colonization and de-colonization, Jewish and Christian history, and the Early modern period.

Katie Parr

Katie ParrLL.B. LawKatie holds a First Class Law Degree LL.B. from the University of Kent, Canterbury. She is a professional writer and owns a small copywriting business. When she’s not creating content for different projects, she’s planning her next travels. She has a keen interest in history and culture of both Great Britain, where she is from, and abroad. She enjoys exploring old bookshops, visiting new places, and walking her dog.

Katie Victoria Brown

Katie Victoria BrownBA Comparative Literature and JournalismKatie is a freelance writer and editor working and living in Paris with a BA in Comparative Literature and Journalism from Roehampton University, London. She is passionate about feminist literature and specializes in gender studies, sociology and race relations. Aside from her writing, Katie is also a professional equestrienne and stunt rider, working on movies and TV shows around the world.

Katrina Jefferson

Katrina JeffersonMA Secondary English Education, BA Studio Art Katrina is a professional writer and editor living on the eastern shore of Maryland in the US. She holds a master’s degree in Secondary English Education from St. Joseph’s University and taught Literature, Journalism, and Creative Writing classes. Her bachelor’s is in Studio Art with an English minor from Rosemont College. In addition to fine art and literature, she has a deep love of comic books, animated films, and ancient history.

Kaylee Randall

Kaylee RandallKaylee Randall is a contributing writer, originally from Florida. who is deeply interested and invested in the arts. She lives in Australia and writes about health, fitness, art, and entertainment while sharing her own stories of transition on her personal blog.

Kelsey Peeples

Kelsey PeeplesBA Theological Studies, MBA & MDiv Joint DegreeKelsey is an academic researcher and copywriter who is passionate about telling the story of Jesus. She loves education, and hopes to teach theology someday. In her spare time, Kelsey prefers to read, practice her piano playing, and test recipes on her husband, Danny. In her day to day, Kelsey works for a faith-based non-profit and works to pursue a dual master's degree in Divinity and Business Administration.

Kelsey Spicuzza

Kelsey SpicuzzaBA HistoryKelsey holds a bachelor of arts degree in history from Georgia College & State University. After a decade in public and academic libraries, she now works as a contributing writer specializing in the humanities. Her modern-day interests include visiting bookstores, art museums, and coffee shops with her husband and daughter.

Kerigan Pickett

Kerigan PickettBA Art History with History concentrationKerigan has a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Northern Iowa, where she also minored in History and earned a Museum Studies Certificate. She is also certified to tutor through the Saga Coach program by Saga Education, and she interned at the Cedar Falls Historical Society in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She is passionate about art, history, and writing. Her favorite historical subject is Tudor history. She currently runs a blog on WordPress called Gilded Histories, where she posts her latest art historical research in the form of academic articles.

Kieren Johns

Kieren JohnsPhD Classics & Ancient HistoryKieren is a UK-based independent researcher with a PhD in Classics and Ancient History. His thesis explore the representation of imperial status during the reigns of the Severan emperors. He is passionate about sharing his interest in the ancient world. He is currently writing his first book.

Kimberly Graf

Kimberly GrafBA Anthropology w/ Archaeology Concentration & Religious StudiesKimberly is a contributing writer, mother, traveler, and fiber artist with a deep passion for the ancient world. I’ve studied Native American archaeology, but my deeper personal interest lies in Egyptology. From a young age, I’ve been fascinated by ancient cultures. The opportunity to write about our human ancestors is profoundly important to me.

Klejton Cikaj

Klejton CikajMSc in Social Philosophy, BA PhilosophyKlejton holds an MSc in Social Philosophy from the University of Tirana in Albania. Klejton has a deep interest in all philosophy-related fields, from metaphysics to epistemology, to the philosophy of mind and politics. Klejton is dedicated to making the substance of philosophy accessible to regular readers without diminishing its quality.

Konstantinos Xypolytos

Konstantinos XypolytosBA War & Security Studies, MA Turkish Studies, PhD Student in HistoryKonstantinos holds a BA in War & Security studies from the University of Hull, an MA in Turkish Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and is a PhD student in History at Koç University, Istanbul. His primary research interests are strategic theories from the Late-Ottoman history, the First World War, and contemporary security issues in the Mediterranean, specifically on strategies during the Greco-Turkish War 1919-1922. Outside of his academic studies, he holds a senior position at Strife, a biannual journal, peer-reviewed academic periodical publication created and managed by young researchers from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and the Hellenic Army Corps of Engineers Reserve Officer.

Kristen Arcus

Kristen ArcusBA History, History of Art & ArchitectureKristen Arcus is a life-long fine art enthusiast. She holds a BA in History and the History of Art & Architecture from Depaul University. She has experience in archives and museums, and currently works at a prestigious art gallery in Chicago.

Kristen Jancuk

Kristen JancukEditor; Latin & South American HistoryKristen received her MA in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies from George Washington University, and a BA in Spanish and International Relations from Bucknell University. After receiving her MA, Kristen began working on international drug policy for the Organization of American States. She is certified for Spanish-to-English translation by the American Translators Association, specializing in translating national and international policy as well as academic content focused on the Latin American region. One of her greatest and most impractical ambitions is to learn Quechua.

Kristoffer Uggerud

Kristoffer UggerudMA Area studies, BA HistoryKristoffer is a History and Social Studies high school teacher in Norway. Both of his degrees are from the University of Oslo, Norway. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with my family in his spare time.

Kristopher Henke

Kristopher HenkeBA Anthropology (in-progress)Kristopher Henke is a writer, editor, and anthropology major with a passion for history, archaeology, and linguistics. He is currently finishing his BA at the University of Colorado Boulder with intent to become an Assyriologist. He specializes in the myths, inventions, and ideas of the Ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world, but has also worked on Native American interactions on the Plains, Norse myths, and prehistoric migrations. Outside of work and school, he loves to hike, camp, read, cook, and listen to music.

Kurt Readman

Kurt ReadmanMA Conflict Archaeology & Heritage, BA HistoryKurt holds a BA in history and a MA in Conflict Archaeology and Heritage from the University of Glasgow. He has studied the political and religious relationships of the British Isles as well as Europe. Kurt’s main specialties lie in the Medieval to the Early Modern Period. In addition to this, he has spent time working with the Siege of Haddington Research Group.

Laken Bonatch

Laken BonatchMA History and MS Archives Management (in-progress), BA History & Classics, Laken has a BA in History and Classics from Bryn Mawr College and is currently pursuing an MA in History and MS in Library Science with a concentration on Archives Management from Simmons University. She is working toward becoming an archivist in order to help others in their research while preserving history at the same time, and her academic interests include medieval and ancient history.

Lara Colrain

Lara ColrainBA Archaeology, BA Art HistoryLara is a published author, editor, poet, and archaeologist based in Hobart, Tasmania. She holds two BAs (Arts and Archaeology) and is deeply passionate about ancient history, antiquities, and mythology, with a special interest in indigenous cultures, notably the ancient Maya. She was fortunate to have known the late Mayanist, George. E. Stuart, who was a mentor during her archaeological studies. In her free time, Lara enjoys Painting by Numbers.

Lara Curran

Lara CurranMA Contemporary Art, BA Fine Art, BA Art History & English Lit. Lara is a writer and researcher with a passion for arts, literature, and culture. Born and raised in Ireland, she currently lives in Lisbon, Portugal, where she works with local galleries and creatives. Her professional experience in Contemporary Art, Art History, and English Literature compliment each other perfectly, and Lara enjoys pulling together the threads of these disciplines in her writing. Her professional practice involves working closely with artists, institutions, and collectives on developing research projects, exhibitions, and publications.

Laszlo Garzuly

Laszlo GarzulyMA Development Studies, BA AssyriologyLaszlo holds a BA in Assyriology and Near Eastern Archaeology (University of Innsbruck, Austria) and a MA in Development Studies (University of Vienna, Austria). Interested in ancient languages (especially Latin, Akkadian, and Sumerian) and ancient history. He worked as a Latin, German and history teacher near his hometown in northern Italy. After working for one year in Cyprus, he is now back to studying Classical Philology and Ancient History at the University of Vienna.

Laura Hayward

Laura HaywardMA Classics, PGCE Classics, BA Latin with GreekLaura Hayward is a contributing writer and researcher from London, UK. She is a specialist in the field of Classics, in which she has either studied or worked for over twenty years. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Classics from University College London. She has also worked as a teacher of Classics in a leading independent school in London. Her particular areas of interest are Latin language and literature as well as Roman art and epigraphy.

Lauren Jones

Lauren JonesMA Creative Writing, BA EnglishLauren is a qualified teacher and writer with an academic background in theatre (Shakespeare), folklore and creative writing. She is also a travel writer and guide. Together with her husband she curates the travel website https://twohumansandadog.com. Lauren writes, explores and teaches full time always looking for the next adventure.

Lauren Lewis

Lauren LewisMA History, BA HistoryLauren is a contributing writer and historian with a passion for making history accessible and interesting for everyone. She holds an MA in History from Sam Houston State University and a BA in History from SUNY Plattsburgh. Lauren is a former teacher, freelance writer, and full-time wife and mom. In her spare time, she enjoys curling up with a good book and glass of wine, watching movies, and spending time with her family.

Lauren Nitschke

Lauren NitschkeBA Psychology, GradDip in Secondary Education, GradCert in HistoryLauren is a past teacher of English and History. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, a teaching diploma, and post-graduate qualifications in History. Lauren is a Graduate Historian with the Professional Historians Association of Victoria and Tasmania (Australia). Her areas of special interest include Medieval History and Victorian England. She resides in rural Australia with her family and a multitude of furry friends.

Laurie Ann Melchionne

Laurie Ann MelchionneBA Literature & Journalism Laurie has a BA in Literature with a concentration in Creative Writing, and a minor in Journalism and Communication Studies from Stockton University in New Jersey. Currently, she is finishing her MA in Digital Communications and Marketing at LUMSA Universita in Rome, Italy, where she spends much of her time studying, writing about hotels, and visiting art museums and old estates around the peninsula. She has been a content creator for a variety of companies and publications, and her most recent editorial work has been featured in fashion journalism. However, her true passions lie in telling stories rooted in history, and if they’re set in Italy, the better.

Laurika Nxumalo

Laurika NxumaloBA Communication Science, Certificate in Biblical StudiesLaurika is a freelance writer and columnist. She holds a certificate in Biblical Studies from the Lourdes Educational Centre in South Africa. She's currently studying Theology at the same institution. Laurika is currently studying towards a BA in communication science at the University of South Africa (UNISA) - she also studied African Languages at UNISA and studied Economics at the Tshwane University of Technology. Laurika is an art enthusiast and music lover.

Lee Clarke

Lee ClarkePhD Philosophy (in-progress), MA Theology & Religion, BA Philosophy & HistoryLee is currently a PhD student and budding philosopher who specializes in the areas of Cross-Cultural or World Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion and the History of Ideas. He also has a strong interest in history with a special interest in cross-cultural interactions. Lee holds a BA in Philosophy and History from Nottingham Trent University and an MA in Theology and Religion from the University of Birmingham. He also holds a position as a seminar tutor at Nottingham Trent University and has taught philosophy at an undergraduate level. In his spare time, he likes gaming, reading, and writing articles, of course!

Leigh Pennington

Leigh PenningtonBA Anthropology & Art History w/ minor in Religion, MA Jewish StudiesHailing from Richmond Virginia, Leigh Pennington has lived, worked, and studied around the world. She earned her BA in Anthropology, Art History, and Religion from Concordia University in Montreal. Recently she moved back to the United States after earning her Masters degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Jewish Studies. Currently Leigh works as a freelance culture content writer as well as an Op-Ed editor for the Times of Israel. Her writing has been published in major news and opinion media such as Quebec Heritage News and Tablet Magazine.

Lesley Simeon

Lesley SimeonMA International Studies w/ JournalismLesley is a Bangalore-based contributing writer, with an MA in International Studies and an undergraduate degree in Journalism. He holds firm interests in world history, culture, politics, global conflict and human rights, film and theatre, and aspires to pursue a career in conflict-zone correspondence. When not writing feature pieces, he unwinds by cooking or baking, and writing poetry.

Liana Hakobyan

Liana HakobyanPhD Latin American LiteratureLiana is a literary scholar with a specialization in 20th-century Latin American Literature. Originally from Armenia, she holds a Ph.D. in Spanish from Purdue University. Her scholarly work centers around literature and cinema from decolonial perspectives. When not engaged in research and teaching, Liana finds joy in photography, writing, traveling, learning new languages (currently studying Italian), and mastering musical instruments.

Liana Khapava

Liana KhapavaBA Culture & Art, w/ Art History ConcentrationLiana is an art historian, currently working as an editor and copywriter, who loves writing about art in her free time. With a BA in Culture and Art from the New Bulgarian University and a PGCert in Collecting and Provenance from the University of Glasgow, she is passionate about art history, iconography, and literature. She loves books, wandering around in museums, and traveling.

Lidia Militerno

Lidia MiliternoBA Art HistoryLidia is a passionate and dynamic individual with a BA in Art History. Her fascination with art spans across various eras and styles, but she has a particular affinity for contemporary art and its evolving forms of expression. Beyond her academic pursuits, she is an avid traveler that finds great inspiration in exploring different cultures and artistic scenes around the world. In addition to her love for art and travel, Lidia's fluency in several languages has also provided her with a unique lens to understand and interpret artworks within their cultural and linguistic contexts.

Lina Adams

Lina AdamsBA English LiteratureLina is a writer with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Warwick. Having studied modern world literature in depth throughout her course, Lina gained an in-depth understanding of some of the most monumental historical and social contexts of our time. Lina also has a natural interest in self-studying philosophy and Middle Eastern history, as well as modern European history.

Lisa Barham

Lisa BarhamMA & BA Fine ArtLisa is a contributing writer with a background in art. She holds a BA and MA in Fine Art from the University of Kent, and has worked at Tate Modern and the National Gallery, London. She now writes full time whilst travelling and exploring new countries and cultures across the globe.

Lisa Modiano

Lisa ModianoMA Art Gallery & Museum Studies, BA History of ArtLisa is an arts professional based between Lisbon, London and Rome. She holds an MA in Art Gallery & Museum Studies and a BA in Art History from the University of Leeds. Lisa has worked in numerous art organizations and collections across the sector, such as the Villa Lena Art Foundation and the Deutsche Bank Art Collection. She is particularly interested in socially engaged artist practices and feminist art theory, and is passionate about making art accessible to as wide an audience as possible.

Lisa de Luca

Lisa de LucaBA Fine Arts & Art RestorationLisa is an artist and writer with degrees in Fine Art (BFA) and Art Restoration from FIT in New York. Her professional experience includes years as a gilder and restorer with clients including Sotheby's, Christie's, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and as an art broker working for a number of gallerists and antique dealers. Lisa's areas of interest are the history and art of the late Roman Republic and Roman Empire, Italy between 1450-1650, and Tudor England.

Lk Rigor

Lk RigorMA Art Studies (Curatorial Studies)Lk had a 180-degree career shift in 2021 from IT to the arts. After spending more than half a decade in tech, she is now pursuing her passion for art and writing. She is currently juggling her postgraduate studies, research assistant duties, and freelance writing. Her research interests lie in photography, archives, contemporary art, and film.

Lou Mo

Lou MoBA Art History w/ Chinese Art & Asian Studies concentrationI graduated with BA in Art History from McGill University and later studied Chinese Art in the Asian Studies division of Paris' École des hautes études en sciences sociales.

Lucy Soaft

Lucy SoaftBA History w/ Medical Ethics and Military History concentrationLucy is pursuing an MSc in Military and Medical history with the aspiration of becoming a museum curator. She holds a BA in History with a focus on medical ethics and Military history from the University of Kent (UKC). Topics of interest also include Tudor History, Human Experimentation, and Gothic Architecture. Lucy volunteers at various museums including the Huntarian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons in England.

Luisa Hagele

Luisa HageleBA Archaeology, MA Int’l Heritage & Museum CulturesLuisa is a writer and archaeologist who has worked for museums in the UK and Switzerland. She holds an MA in International Heritage Management from the University of Birmingham, a PGCert in Museum Cultures from Birkbeck University, and a BA in Archaeology from University College London.

Luke Dunne

Luke DunneBA Philosophy & TheologyLuke is a graduate of the University of Oxford's departments of Philosophy and Theology, his main interests include the history of philosophy, the metaphysics of mind, and social theory.

Lynnie McIlvain

Lynnie McIlvainBA Classics (Classical Studies)Raised in Washington State, Lynnie is an alumna of the Clark College where she primarily studied Art History and English. She went on to obtain her bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound in a field about which she is even more passionate: Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies. She currently lives in Tacoma WA, and quietly nurtures her love of literature and writing, foraging, and languages alongside her professional career in nonprofit development.

Maanasi Josephina Baa

Maanasi Josephina BaaMA Art History, BA MathematicsMaanasi is a writer and musician. She has a Master's degree in Arts from JNU, New Delhi, and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Delhi University. She's been traveling the Indian subcontinent for over half a decade. She currently living the beach life in Goa.

Madison Whipple

Madison WhippleBA History w/ Spanish minorMadison is a contributing writer with specialties in American and women’s history. She is especially interested in women’s history in the context of the American Civil War. In her free time, she enjoys going to museums, reading, and jogging.

Marc Barabas

Marc BarabasMA Judicial Career, BA LawMarc is a lawyer, focusing on EU competition law and international law, with a keen interest in history and arts. He holds a BA in Law from “Babes-Bolyai” University of Cluj, as well as an MA in Judicial Career at the University of Bucharest. Currently working as an associate lawyer in a reputable Romanian business law firm. In his spare time he likes to read, travel, visit museums, art galleries, and churches, and write articles.

Maria Dragatakis

Maria DragatakisBA Classics, Classical Languages and LiteratureMaria Dragatakis lives and works in Athens, Greece as an International Productions Coordinator for a local theater company. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Classics and Classical Languages and Literatures from Ohio University. Art is her passion which she is been blessed to relish in her daily tasks, in the world of the theater, and the city she lives in with its rich cultural heritage. Her work has taken her around the world in a never-ending journey, always seeking the finer sentiment of euphoria that only art can produce.

Maria Kruglyak

Maria KruglyakMA History of Art, BA HistoryMaria is an art researcher, writer, and editor specializing in contemporary and modern art. Her research focuses on community and activist art practices, East Asian art histories, and the use of language concerning marginalized and cross-cultural art movements. She holds an MA in History of Art and Archeology from SOAS, University of London, and a BA in History specializing in Intellectual History from King’s College London. Maria is the founder and editor of Culturala, an independent art and cultural theory journal.

Maria-Anita Ronchini

Maria-Anita RonchiniMA History & Jewish Studies, BA HistoryMaria Anita currently works as a writer in Italy. She holds a BA in History from the University of Bologna and a MA in History & Jewish studies from LMU-Munich. Her primary interest is the relationship between memory and history. Maria Anita is passionate about analyzing the construction of historical narratives and collective memories. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching tv, and writing fiction.

Marialena Perpiraki

Marialena PerpirakiMSc. Media & Convergence, BA Communication, Media & CultureMarialena is a journalist and content writer with an interest in comparative mythology and folklore. She holds a BA in Communications, Media & Culture from Panteion University of Athens and an MSc. in Media & Convergence Management from AAU, Austria. She is the creator of the cross-media platform Helinika.

Marian Vermeulen

Marian VermeulenBA History and PhilosophyMarian has been a devoted student of the ancient world since primary school. She received her BA in History and Philosophy from Hope College and has continued researching and writing on topics of ancient history from the Assyrian Empire to the Roman Empire and everything in between. She enjoys dabbling in historical fiction, but generally finds the actual true individuals of history and their stories more fascinating than any fictional invention. Her other passion is horses, and in her spare time she enjoys starting young horses under saddle and volunteer training for the local horse rescue.

Marianne Plasse

Marianne PlasseBA in History, Undergraduate Certificate in Art HistoryMarianne completed her bachelor's degree in History as well as an undergraduate certificate in Art History at the University of Montreal along with an undergraduate certificate in Proofreading at Laval University. Her areas of interest are the Mediterranean world during ancient times, European History from the fifteenth through to the twentieth centuries, and North American History from the nineteenth to the twentieth centuries. I have a soft spot for Greek mythology, Impressionist painting, Charlie Chaplin comedies, and comic book movies.

Marica Felici

Marica FeliciBA Anthropology w/ honors, MA History w/honorsMarica holds a BA in Cultural and Social Anthropology and a MA in Global History, both from the University of Bologna. Interested in Ancient cultures, she began to study feminist and queer theory during a semester at the University of California – Santa Barbara. From this experience, she decided to look at Ancient Literatures and History from a feminist lens. Marica works as a freelance writer, and she is building a career as a digital nomad given her desire to keep traveling and exploring other countries and their cultures.

Marie-Joelle Eschmann

Marie-Joelle EschmannSotheby’s Institute of Art CertificateMarie-Joëlle works as a communication specialist and contributing writer. Originally from Switzerland, she is currently living in Istanbul from where she travels to ancient historical sites such as Ephesos in Turkey or Persepolis in Iran. She has a deep interest in art and art history and holds a certificate from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Marie-Madeleine Renauld

Marie-Madeleine RenauldMA & BA Art History and ArchaeologyMarie-Madeleine is a contributing writer and antique furniture restorer. She holds an MA and BA in Art History and Archaeology from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), Belgium. She also followed training in antique furniture restoration. In her free time, she enjoys creative activities, and hiking through the Swiss mountains where she now lives.

Marietta Korfiati

Marietta KorfiatiBA History & Archaeology, MA in-progressMarietta earned her BA in History & Archaeology at the University of Crete. She is presently continuing her education with a master's program in History at the University of Uppsala. She is a passionate historian and author who loves reading books and watching historical documentaries, movies, and TV series. In her free time, she is an artist who loves drawing and creating vintage jewelry.

Marija Vucic

Marija VucicBA Natural Sciences and GraphicsBased in Zagreb, Croatia, I am a contributing writer and an aspiring poetry writer. Graduating from the University of Zagreb in Natural Sciences and Graphics, I value the importance of visual arts and design. As a former journalism student, I possess a fair amount of knowledge regarding literary journalism. I am very passionate about anything concerning films, music, and culture at large.

Marijana Bakic

Marijana BakicMA Medieval History, BA ClassicsMarijana has a BA in Classics from the University of Belgrade and an MA in Medieval History from CEU Budapest. She is a Latin teacher, a preschool English teacher and a mother of three. She enjoys researching daily life in Ancient Rome, does various freelance jobs from private tuition to old book transcription, and she can be seen in various parks throughout Belgrade, playing with children most of whom are either her students or her own kids. In her spare time… there is no end to this sentence. The woman has no spare time.

Marnie Binder

Marnie BinderPhD Humankind and Thought in History, MA Humanities and Social Thought, BA History and PsychologyMarnie teaches Philosophy at California State University, Sacramento, and Humanities at Cosumnes River College. She holds a Ph.D. in Humankind and Thought in History from the University of Alcala, Madrid, Spain, an MA in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University, and a BA in History and Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests are principally in the history of philosophy, pragmatism, and continental philosophy. She is the author of A Pragmatist Philosophy of History and multiple other publications.

Marta Fatica

Marta FaticaMSc Comparative Politics, BA Political Science and Classical CivilizationsMarta has a B.A. in Political Science and Classical Civilizations from UC Berkeley and an MSc in Comparative Politics from LSE. Originally from California, she spent her summers as a child wandering through Roman ruins and now resides in England. In addition to her native English and Italian, Marta spent over ten years studying Latin. Her areas of interest are Greco-Roman mythology, Latin poems, as well as contemporary European politics. When she isn’t at home reading or baking, Marta can be found spending hours in museums and trying new restaurants.

Mary Karagkou

Mary KaragkouMA English Literature & PhilosophyMary is a writer and editor with a love for poetry and fantasy novels that harbor philosophical concepts within them. She holds an MA in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of Glasgow, with a focus on Ethics, Creative Writing and Fantastic Histories of the 20th century. Mary recently started writing for TheCollector’s Philosophy and Literature department. She fills her free time with writing poems, reading novels from all genres, and learning about new and old literary theories.

Mary Rose Bedell

Mary Rose BedellMA Art History, BA Art History & HistoryMary is an art historian with a current research focus on modern American Art. She works as an art researcher and adjunct faculty instructor teaching Art History courses. She holds an MA in Art History from Syracuse University and a BA in Art History and History from Mount Holyoke College. Mary is an avid reader and frequently shares book reviews and recommendations online.

Matt Dursum

Matt DursumBA Geography and GIS SystemsMatt is a freelance writer and journalist from Michigan who’s currently living in South America. When he’s not writing, Matt is studying languages — so far Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, and French — visiting museums, surfing, and traveling.

Matt Whittaker

Matt WhittakerBA History & Asian StudiesMatt Whittaker is an avid history reader, fascinated by the why, how and when. With a B.A. in History and Asian Studies from University of Massachusetts, he does deep dives into medieval, Asian and military history. Matt’s other passion besides family is the long-distance Zen-like runs.

Matthew Doherty

Matthew DohertyMsc East Asian Relations, BA Asia Pacific StudiesMatthew is a writer, editor, and teacher, specializing in all things military history related. His work has been published in the UK Defence Journal and the Small Wars Journal. He holds an Msc from the University of Edinburgh and a BA from the University of Leeds. In his spare time, he also writes science fiction stories.

Matthew Fitzgerald

Matthew FitzgeraldBA English Literature and PhilosophyMatthew is a student of the Open University, majoring in English Literature and Philosophy, with a view for postgraduate study in the latter. His writing has been commended in international competitions, most recently winning him second place in the Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize. When not reading or writing, Matthew can be found traveling. In particular, he is an avid deep-sea wreck diver, having dived many historical wrecks, especially those of the Red Sea.

Maup van de Kerkhof

Maup van de KerkhofMSc Int'l Dev, Essayist & ResearcherThrough his studies and volunteering experiences, Maup has worked with many different cultural groups in various countries. Understanding a distant culture gives him a deep satisfaction, something which he tries to pursue throughout his professional life. He holds an MSc in International Development with a specialization in Inclusive Innovation and Communication. Additionally, he is interdisciplinary trained in anthropology, sociology, philosophy, and political sciences. Maup is also an essayist and commissioning editor, where he commissions work relating to decolonizing the processes and organizations active in the global community like the UN or WTO.

Maysara Kamal

Maysara KamalBA Philosophy & Film Maysara is a graduate of Philosophy and Film from the American University in Cairo (AUC). She covered both the BA and MA curriculums in the Philosophy Department and published an academic article in AUC’s Undergraduate Research Journal. Her passion for philosophy fuels her independent research and permeates her poems, short stories, and film projects.

Melissa Sartore

Melissa SartorePhD Medieval History, MA European History, BA HistoryMelissa holds a PhD in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MA in European History, and a BA in History from Western Illinois University. Melissa is a Medievalist by trade but loves all things history. She currently teaches and writes for various institutions, and enjoys sharing information with others as there’s always something new to learn.

Merilyn Butt

Merilyn ButtBA Archaeology w/ Ancient History-Anthropology ConcentrationMerilyn has a BA in Archaeology with concentrations in Ancient History and Anthropology from the University of Queensland and has spent 10 years teaching students to have an appreciation for History. She spends her downtime painting, hiking, and gardening but will never take up camping.

Mia Forbes

Mia ForbesBA in ClassicsMia is a contributing writer from London, with a passion for literature and history. She holds a BA in Classics from the University of Cambridge. Both at work and at home, Mia is surrounded by books, and enjoys writing about great works of fiction and poetry. Her first translation is due to be published next year.

Michael Arnold

Michael ArnoldBA Art History, MA Ancient Mediterranean ArchaeologyMichael is a contributing writer and former world traveler whose hometown is New York City. He spent the majority of 2019 exploring Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. And currently, he’s studying for a masters degree in Ancient Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Pavia in Italy. In his spare time, Michael enjoys researching and writing about art, history, and archaeology with a focus on the ancient world.

Michael Burleigh

Michael BurleighBritish Author and Historian; winning the Pollard, Dolley, Sir William Mayer, and Samuel Johnson prizesProfessor Michael Burleigh was educated at University College London. He worked as an academic for 18 years, including posts at New College, Oxford; the London School of Economics; Cardiff University, Stanford, and Rutgers. He has published many books including The Racial State; Death and Deliverance; Germany Turns Eastwards; The Third Reich; Earthly Powers and Sacred Causes; Blood and Rage; and Moral Combat: A History of WW2. These have been translated into 20 languages, including Italian. In 2001, he won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, as well as three prizes for TV documentaries based on his work, notably a British Film Institute Award for Archival Achievement in 1991. He writes commentaries and reviews on international affairs for many newspapers from the Wall Street Journal and London Times to the Daily Mail.

Michael Crowley

Michael CrowleyBA Art History & English LiteratureMichael is completing a Master of Education in Galway, Ireland, and has been obsessed with the Ancient World since he was a child. First, an anime on TV interested him in Egypt, then the lives of Roman Leaders pulled him to Rome. In University he studied the Medieval World and has done nothing but expand his knowledge since graduating. He can speak and read Latin, Irish and Spanish, and hopes to start Ancient Greek soon. Otherwise, he can be found cycling, playing music, and trying to expand his language capabilities.

Michael Gouck

Michael GouckBA English Literature (Honours), MA Victorian StudiesMichael has a BA (Honours) in English Literature and an MA in Victorian Studies from the University of London. He currently writes historical fiction full-time and has a deep and continuing fascination with every aspect of nineteenth-century Victorian society.

Michael McComb

Michael McCombMA HistoryMichael is an aspiring writer and historian with a passion for Medieval England and a keen interest in the House of Wessex. He holds an MA in History from Manchester Metropolitan University and his dissertation was titled ‘To what degree was there unity between Mercia and Wessex from 850-930?’. He has also previously written for The Historian’s Magazine.

Michael Parry

Michael ParryMA Sociolinguistics and Religion, BA Philosophy and Religion Mike is a doctoral researcher in sociological religions. He has an academic background in anthropology, philosophy, and sociolinguistics. His primary interests are in the functions of religion within society and world cultures. Mike currently lives in Wales, nestled between the remote hills and open coast.

Michael Schubert

Michael SchubertBA History, WSET 3 Certificate in WineMichael Schubert is a Sommelier, Wine Writer, and Wine Educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been working in wine for 5+ years and is extremely passionate about sharing the grape juice gospel. He has experience in restaurants, wine bars, retail wine shops, wine distributors, and wineries. He has attained the WSET 3 Certificate in Wine, and is currently a WSET Diploma Candidate. He also holds a BA in History from Santa Clara University, and is in the US Army Reserve.

Michael Smathers

Michael SmathersBA HIstory w/ focus on Medieval PeriodsI am an avid student of history with a focus on medieval periods, specifically the Kamakura period of Japan. I am four years into a BA in history at the University of West Georgia. I also study various martial arts disciplines and have an interest in ancient mythologies.

Michael Stewart

Michael StewartMaster of Divinity, BA Biblical StudiesMichael is a Christian minister and non-profit leader. He loves to teach about the Bible and its implications for everyday life. He is about to complete his BA in Biblical Studies and his Master of Divinity degrees from Midwestern Seminary. When he’s not working or studying, Michael enjoys making connections in his community, watching movies, and creating digital art.

Michaela Engelbrecht

Michaela EngelbrechtB.Soc.Sci Psychology & Religious StudiesMichaela is a copywriter who holds a B.Soc.Sc. in Psychology and Religious Studies from the University of Cape Town and is currently pursuing a BA in Brand Communications. She has an avid interest in religion, religious history, and all the complexities that come with it. In her time off from studying, she enjoys expanding her knowledge base, exploring local museums, and writing articles on her specialty.

Michaela Simonova

Michaela SimonovaMA Comparative Religions & Museum GuideMichaela has strong interest in history of religions, history of art, symbolism and modern interpretations of myths. With Masters degree in Comparative religion studies, she focuses on ancient religions and concept of religious symbolism in modern culture. Michaela is also interested in the history of ancient art and artefacts, especially ritual objects. She worked as a cataloguer of ancient artefacts in London, and she is currently guiding visitors in Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum or recording new episodes for her podcast ArtStory.

Mieke Leenders

Mieke LeendersMA & BA Art History, Medieval Iconology to Modern art Mieke is a writer, editor, art historian, and social justice advocate. She holds an MA and BA in Art History from the University of Leuven, Belgium, where she specialized in medieval and renaissance iconology. Next to that, she dived deeply into modern and contemporary art forms from painting and sculpture to outsider art and new media. She also made a profound study of history, western philosophy (ancient to modern), classical music, literature, and anthropology. A passionate traveler, Mieke set out on a solo backpacking trip in 2017, exploring regions of Asia and Latin America. She is currently residing in Costa Rica.

Mihaela Gutu

Mihaela GutuMA Literary Translations, BA EN/DE Language and LiteratureMihaela is a freelance writer, editor, and translator. She’s an avid reader of classic literature with a background in literary studies and literary translations. She is obsessed with language grammar and syntax, so spending hours dissecting sentences and texts is a pleasure for her. Mihaela grew up in a family full of artists. Although she pursued a career in literary arts, she’s also passionate about performing arts (particularly dance) and visual arts. In her free time, Mihaela plays with her cat Cappuccino, binge-watches TV series, rereads her favorite books for the tenth time, and spends time online learning new stuff.

Mike Toth

Mike TothBA Greek & Roman Studies, Classical CivilizationsMike has a BA degree in Greek and Roman Studies from the University of Windsor. His other interests include music, playing guitar, reading fantasy novels, and spending ample time wandering through the woods.

Miles McMorrow

Miles McMorrowBA Art HistoryMiles holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Juniata College. They specialize in Modernism, primarily in Expressionist and Dadaist works. As a recent college graduate, they are exploring the fascinating work force within the art world, with a particular interest in writing and criticism. While history is their greatest passion, Miles also enjoys reading classic literature, listening to a wide array of music, and trying out new meals to cook.

Miljan Vasic

Miljan VasicMA Philosophy, BA PhilosphyMiljan is a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy whose primary areas of research include political philosophy, social epistemology, and the history of social choice. He is especially interested in various quirks of democracy, both ancient and modern. He holds BA and MA degrees in Philosophy from the University of Belgrade.

Milos Milacic

Milos MilacicBSc LiteratureMiloš is a professor of language and literature, but in his free time, he is a writer of short stories and poetry and an author of academic papers. His main interests in the field of literature are related to the theory of literature, literary criticism, and the history of literature, with special reference to the works created in the age of modernism and postmodernism. As a cultural worker and creator, he has a mission to make culture accessible to all members of society.

Mina Fouad

Mina FouadBA Philosophy & Communication EngineeringMina is an Egyptian writer who likes to research, read, and write philosophical articles. He is primarily interested in Existentialism, Ontology, and Coptic Orthodox Christianity and how movies, music, and art are mediums which these ideas flow through. Discussing and questioning life itself is considered one of his favorite hobbies. He also owns an industrial factory in Egypt and can always be found holding a coffee mug.

Mirjana Uzelac

Mirjana UzelacPhD Anthorpology, MA Ethnology & AnthropologyMirjana is a socio-cultural anthropologist and archaeologist with a keen interest in history of science, gender, and constructions of legacies. She has a PhD in anthropology from the University of Alberta, a MA in ethnology and anthropology, and a BA in archaeology from the University of Belgrade.

Molly Dowdeswell

Molly DowdeswellMA Early Modern History, BA HistoryMolly graduated from the University of Birmingham with a master's degree in early modern history and from Swansea University with a bachelor’s degree in history. She has a long-standing interest in the subject and enjoys researching and writing on a broad range of historical topics and is most interested in the history of medicine and disease. Molly is currently working as a writer based in Birmingham, England and is planning on returning to university to complete a PhD in history.

Monique Galloway

Monique GallowayBA ArchaeologyI’m a former Australian soldier and historical archaeologist with a degree from the University of Sydney. After almost 20 years as a practicing archaeologist I now live in Cambodia and was running a social enterprise to help improve lives here. I have a special interest in the layers of history of a site and evidence of subversion, especially ancient graffiti on monuments.

Monisha Choudhary

Monisha ChoudharyBA Art HistoryMonisha is a researcher, writer, and artist pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and in Law from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. She has been engaged in performance arts, as a performer and a facilitator; and takes a keen interest in philosophy and politics.

Moses May-Hobbs

Moses May-HobbsBA Art History w/ Philosophy ConcentrationMoses May-Hobbs is a recent graduate of Cambridge University. His writing focuses on aesthetics, the philosophy of art, and film criticism. He is currently working as a contributing writer and editor, while writing in his spare time on the philosophy of language, perception, and affect.

Natalia Meekins

Natalia MeekinsMSc Ancient Cultures, BS BiologyNatalia originally graduated from Portland State University with the intention of being a pharmacist, as her family wanted. She quickly realized that she was much happier doing what she always loved: archaeology. Since then, she’s worked several ancient Native American digs in the USA before getting her MSc in Ancient Cultures from the University of Glasgow. She is a member of the Explorers Club and is especially interested in underwater archaeology and ancient world history. Natalia’s dream is to start her own salvage/exploration company and investigate various cultures around the world.

Natalie Noland

Natalie NolandBS Politics, Philosophy, and EconomicsNatalie is a freelance writer from Rhode Island. She has a BS in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Northeastern University with a minor in Writing. Her academic interests include ancient philosophy, logic, and game theory. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and kayaking in her spare time.

Nathan Hewitt

Nathan HewittMA History, BA Ancient & Modern HistoryCurrently a DPhil student researching imperial hero culture in Wales during the 19th and early 20th century. Nathan is particularly interested in ideas of empire across place and time, whether that’s 20th century Britain or 1st century Rome - there isn’t a period or region of human history that he's not interested in. In his spare time, he is writing a historical fiction series set during Egypt’s Amarna Period, although at this rate he thinks he’ll be as ancient as the story by the time he finishes it…

Nathaniel Smith

Nathaniel SmithBA Political Science /Int’l Relations Concentration, former NASA CommanderNathaniel is an Aviation and Space enthusiast who served in a volunteer capacity assisting young children in camp learn about space (Edmonton Space & Science Center 1996-2000). Private pilot’s license holder and holder of a B.A. with a major in Political Science specializing in International Relations. Obtained a tuition scholarship to NASA’S Space Camp where he served as Commander of a simulated space shuttle mission (1999).

Neil Middleton

Neil MiddletonMA Ancient History, BA History & ArchaeologyNeil Middleton has studied ancient history and archaeology up to Masters level (MA in Ancient History from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David) with a focus on ancient Greece. His particular areas of interest are the politics of the Greek world in the Classical and Hellenistic era. After his studies he has spent time living in Greece and France.

Ngoc Nguyen

Ngoc NguyenBS Culture and Politics w/ Minor in Economics Ngoc is a writer with a passion for political philosophy and theology. She holds a BSFS in Culture and Politics from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She’s currently doing post-grad travel in the Middle East to learn Arabic and Middle Eastern culture.

Nicholas MacWhorter

Nicholas MacWhorterBA HistoryNicholas is a historian with a focus on religious history, especially the Biblical-era world of Judaism and Christianity. He is also interested in the history and archaeology of neighboring cultures in the Near East and the Mediterranean as a whole. He holds a BA in History from the University of Tampa.

Nick Scott

Nick ScottBachelor of Law (in-progress)Nick Scott is a law student with a specific interest in legal history and comparative law. Alongside studying for a law degree, Nick is a contributing writer and has written for The Times and Politics.co.uk.

Nicola Van Der Merwe

Nicola Van Der MerweBSc Architecture and DesignNicola is an architecture student from a small university town in South Africa, currently studying at the University of Pretoria. Her passion for research and writing stems from years before her studies, recently pivoting to the field of architectural history. Her interests include Classical and Baroque architecture, as well as the Modern Movement. Apart from studying and writing, she holds a Grade 8 Piano qualification and is still an active musician and music teacher.

Nicole B. Hansen

Nicole B. HansenPhD & MA in Egyptology, BA EgyptologyNicole B. Hansen received her PhD and MA in Egyptology from the University of Chicago and her BA in Egyptology from UC Berkeley. She worked for the Giza Plateau Mapping Project at the Giza Pyramids and for the Theban Mapping Project’s Cairo office. She taught courses on Egyptian art, language and culture at the University of Chicago, the American University in Cairo and Amideast. She has a special interest in the continuity of ancient Egyptian culture until the present day, animals, medicine, magic and culinary history and lives in a village in Luxor a short distance from the archaeological sites.

Nicole Becker

Nicole BeckerBA Anthropology and Sociology Nicole is a writer and artist based out of the United States. She also specializes in holistic healing and metaphysics. Aside from philosophical research, she enjoys writing descriptive poetry and fantasy literature. In her free time, you can find Nicole reading, playing games, or meditating with her cat Miso.

Nicolo Bicego

Nicolo BicegoMA Psychology, MA PhilosophyNicolo holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, his main passions alongside writing. His alma mater is the University of Pisa and his main academic interests include philosophy of the mind, social philosophy, study of emotions and intersubjectivity.

Nita Gleimius

Nita GleimiusBA Ancient Near Eastern Cultures & Biblical ArchaeologyNita holds a BA degree in Ancient Near Eastern Cultures and Biblical Archaeology. Her subjects included Ancient (Classical) History and Ancient South Eastern Asia. She has written books, articles, and more as a ghostwriter. Nita has wandered around many ancient sites and museums in several countries. She is an avid reader of fiction and non-fiction alike, and retains a keen interest in reading, researching, and keeping up to date with ancient and prehistoric discoveries across many parts of the world.

Oana Stan

Oana StanMA Renaissance Studies, BA Theory History of ArtOana works at the Dutch Institute of Art History in the Hague. She holds a master’s degree in Renaissance Studies from Utrecht University. She wrote her thesis on 'The Representation of Female Old Masters in Dutch and Flemish Museums' and her bachelor thesis on 'Tintoretto’s Reception in Sixteenth-Century Art Theory'. She is also interested in Ottoman history, artistic geography, the history of medicine and issues of connoisseurship and provenance.

Olivia Barrett

Olivia BarrettBA & MA HistoryOlivia holds a BA from University College London and an MA in History from the University of Manchester, England. She specializes in histories of gender, sexuality and religion, with a particular interest in how the beliefs, folklore and mythologies of the past manifest in the present.

Olivia Land

Olivia LandBA Art HistoryOlivia Land is a contributing writer based in New York City. Currently finishing a BA in Art History at Barnard College, Olivia recently served as a contributor and editor at Make Muse, where she wrote about visual culture and contemporary social politics. She also has a diverse background in the fine art world, including a past role as Director of Curriculum for Meet Me at the Museum, a non-profit providing tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to public school students. When not museum hopping or writing, she can probably be found reading, running, or doing crosswords.

Olivia Moller

Olivia MollerBA Languages & Culture, in progressOlivia is completing her BA in Languages and Culture. Reading, writing, embroidery, and film photography are just a few of her hobbies. She is passionate about ancient history and believes that it is valuable in understanding our current lives. There is nothing new under the sun, but she loves discovering more about what and who the sun used to shine on.

Owen Rust

Owen RustMA Economics in progress w/ MPAOwen is a high school teacher and college adjunct in West Texas. He has an MPA degree from the University of Wyoming and is close to completing a Master’s in Finance and Economics from West Texas A&M. He has taught World History, U.S. History, and freshman and sophomore English at the high school level, and Economics, Government, and Sociology at the college level as a dual-credit instructor and adjunct. His interests include Government and Politics, Economics, and Sociology.

Paul Brian

Paul BrianPGDip Broadcast Journalism, BA HumanitiesPaul is a freelance journalist and author specializing in culture, religion, and geopolitics who has contributed and reported for Foreign Policy, BBC, Reuters, the Spectator, the Critic, the Federalist, the American Conservative and more. He has reported from around the world including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Republic of Georgia, Abkhazia, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Israel and Palestine.

Paulina Wegrzyn

Paulina WegrzynBA Classical Studies, w/ focus on Greek and Roman ArchaeologyPaulina earned an undergraduate degree in Classical Studies from the University of Western Ontario, with an emphasis on Greek and Roman Archaeology, before completing her Master’s in physical therapy at the University of Toronto. Despite her new career focus, she continues to learn and write about the ancient world, as it will always have a soft spot in her heart.

Paulo Caproni

Paulo CaproniMDiv Bible, Systematic & Practical Theology, BA Social Communications Theory & Media ProductionPaulo teaches Religion, Theology, and Communications at Redeemer University, Ontario. He also co-edits the GRECO academic journal and co-directs the GRECO research group in Greek Linguistics in Brazil. He is a New Testament PhD student under Stanley Porter at McMaster Divinity College, currently researching the intersection of communication theory, Biblical perspicuity, and Theology. He holds an MDiv in Bible, Systematic & Practical Theology and a BA in Social Communications Theory & Media Production. Paulo is passionate about studying the intersection of religion, Bible, digital communications, and ethics.

Phil Jones

Phil JonesMA Linguistics, BA Political SciencePhil is a recognized specialist in classical numismatics and antiquities, having worked as a cataloguer for major auction houses, galleries, and private collectors around the world. He is extensively travelled in Europe and Asia, is a polyglot that can function at a native or near native level in over a dozen languages. In 1996 and 1999 respectively, he took teaching positions at Universities in South Korea and Turkey. As well, he has a formal academic background in linguistics and international politics with a MA in Linguistics, a BA in Political Science, and a BA in Spanish Philology from Wagner College, Staten Island, NY.

Philip Hoejme

Philip HoejmePhD candidate in PhilosophyPhilip is a doctoral student pursuing a degree in Philosophy at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. The main focal point of Philip's research is related to the intersection between third wave feminist thought and the Frankfurt School. Philip has also published essays on Transhumanism, Psychoanalysis, and critical pieces on contemporary culture.

Philippa Ogden

Philippa OgdenMA History of MedicinePhilippa Ogden has a passion for history and holds a MA in the History of Medicine from Newcastle University. She is particularly interested in perceptions of the body within the early modern period. In her spare time, she is a keen musician who plays old-time and bluegrass fiddle in her hometown of North-East England.

Polina Grmanova

Polina GrmanovaMA International RelationsPolina is a passionate freelance writer with an MA degree in International Relations. She loves to travel and enjoys writing about it. Her work experience includes marketing and travel design. In her free time, she reads books on business and psychology and studies Human Design.

Rachel Ashcroft

Rachel AshcroftMSc Comparative Literature, PhD Renaissance PhilosophyRachel is a contributing writer and journalist with an academic background in European languages, literature and philosophy. She has an MA in French and Italian and an MSc in Comparative Literature from the University of Edinburgh. Rachel completed a PhD in Renaissance conceptions of time at Durham University. Now living back in Edinburgh, she regularly publishes articles and book reviews related to her specialty for a range of publications including The Economist.

Rachel Morgan

Rachel MorganMA Medieval Archaeology, BA History & AnthropologyRachel Morgan is an archaeologist interested in material culture studies, small finds, regulatory compliance, and conflict archaeology. She holds a MA in Medieval Archaeology from the University of York and a BA in History and Anthropology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Rachel Sweeney

Rachel SweeneyMA Art History, BA History & Art HistoryRachel holds an MA in Art History, a dual-degree BA in History and Art History, and a certificate in Medieval Studies. Her research so far has focused on Celtic art and early medieval art of Ireland and the British Isles.

Radu Cristian

Radu CristianBA History, BA Philosophy, MA Medieval HistoryCristian holds a BA in History and Philosophy, and a MA in Medieval History. He is a contributing writer with a keen interest in history, philosophy, mythology, and education. Other topics of interest are ethics, psychology, artificial intelligence, and Stoicism. In his free time, he enjoys reading, drawing, editing pictures, and cycling.

Raz Eshel

Raz EshelFormer IDF Paratrooper, Military History, Middle EastRaz is a former IDF paratrooper company commander, he is passionate about military history and the Middle East. During his service, he accumulated a profound knowledge of the region and its history.

Rebecca Clayton

Rebecca ClaytonMA English, BA English LiteratureRebecca is a higher education professional and contributing writer living in London, United Kingdom. Her master’s thesis entitled ‘Disassembling the Myth of the Struggling Artist in George Orwell’s Keep the Aspidistra Flying’ was published in the Orwell Studies academic journal, the world’s leading journal on the life and works of George Orwell. She is deeply passionate about examining the role of the artist in society, both past and present. On her free time, she enjoys writing on her blog, cooking, reading, travelling, and gaming.

Rebecca Stevens

Rebecca StevensMA History of Art & Archaeology of East Asia, BA HistoryRebecca holds a BA in History with French from the University of Liverpool as well as a MA in History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia from SOAS. She currently works at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Her research specializes in the influences of the Silk Road on Chinese art. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and rock climbing.

Rhianna Padman

Rhianna PadmanBA ClassicsRhianna is a recent Classics graduate from the University of Exeter. Her studies mainly focused on Ancient Greek and Latin, allowing her to explore in depth a range of ancient texts. She is especially interested in mythology, language, and psychology, with her dissertation focusing on applying Freudian psychoanalysis to Homer’s Odyssey. During her year abroad at the University of Malta, she developed a keen passion for traveling. Since her time in Malta, she has been to Italy, Croatia, Indonesia, and Thailand, and she plans on many more places to visit!

Richard Marranca

Richard MarrancaPhD & MA World Literature, B Art History with FilmRichard is a teacher and author with recent publications in Minerva, Popular Archaeology, Ancient World Magazine, The Raven’s Perch, DASH, Coneflower Cafe. The latter nominated him for a Pushcart Prize. His collection, Speaking of the Dead: Mummies & Mysteries of Egypt, will be published by Blydyn Square Books. He, his wife Renah and child Inanna make films; Covid, A Child’s View received awards from the Cranford Film Festival & the London Shorts Film Festival. He has taught humanities and English for many years, including a Fulbright at LMU Munich. He’s had seven NEH grants, including Ritual Arts in Hinduism & Buddhism at Holy Cross last June.

Riya Raagini

Riya RaaginiMaster of Fine Arts (MFA)With a background in Art History and Criticism, Riya is a trans-disciplinary artist and a writer, part of 'Bariya' from New Delhi. Navigating disorientedly (poetically) BaRiya assume art as an organ to dissolve-dwell through the remains of marginalized spirituality, create a vocal consensus with nature, meditate all through the gender spectrum, and probe (quantum) compulsions: while acknowledging truthfully the binary and racial barriers questioning intimate spiritual inventions. They have continued to transcendentally spiral to and fro sound art, visual poetry, photography, multi-media translations and philosophy.

Robert C. L. Holmes

Robert C. L. HolmesMA Ancient & Medieval History, BA ArchaeologyRobert Holmes has an MA in Ancient & Medieval History and a BA in Archaeology. He is an independent historian and author, who specializes in the Military History of the Ancient and Medieval World and has published over a dozen articles on related topics. Originally from Massachusetts, he now lives in Florida where he works doing public history leading tours, giving lectures, and educating people about the local history.

Robert Thomas

Robert ThomasMFA Creative Writing, MA Performance StudiesRobert Thomas is a PhD candidate in Performance Studies at Northwestern University where he uses performance to research the legacy of the U.S. prison. He holds an MA in Performance Studies from Northwestern and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia College. Areas of interest include: critical performance ethnography, Black performance theory, Marxist theory, critical legal studies and critical race studies. Robert is a prison abolitionist committed to building a world without prisons.

Robin Gillham

Robin GillhamBA History, MA Russian & Post-Soviet Politics Robin is a keen collector of Soviet artifacts and documents that he has found during his travels across the former Soviet Union especially. He has written two dissertations on the social impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and traveled to the abandoned nuclear town of Pripyat. He also has a passion for Ancient History and the origins of modern consciousness among early civilizations. He holds a BA in History from Bangor University and an MA in Russian and Post-Soviet politics from UCL. In his spare time, he explores abandoned military facilities.

Rory Trifon

Rory TrifonPresident, Estate of Richard BernsteinRory Trifon is the President of The Estate of Richard Bernstein. He formally established The Estate of Richard Bernstein in 2018 with the main purpose to perpetuate Bernstein’s artistic legacy through the preservation and circulation of his artwork and archives. The Estate works to exhibit his artworks and to be a source of accurate information about the life and work of Richard Bernstein.

Rose Woodward

Rose WoodwardBTEC Art and Design, BA Arts and Humanities (in progress)Rose is an artist, author, and alumni of the Kent Institute of Art and Design. A particular interest in sacred and ancient art led to a decade of study in theology and religion with the main focus of research being Eastern philosophies. Her work has been published with Roli Books and Interlink publishing.

Rosie Lesso

Rosie LessoMA Contemporary Art Theory, BA Fine ArtRosie is a contributing writer and artist based in Scotland. She has produced writing for a wide range of arts organizations including Tate Modern, The National Galleries of Scotland, Art Monthly, and Scottish Art News, with a focus on modern and contemporary art. She holds an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from the University of Edinburgh and a BA in Fine Art from Edinburgh College of Art. Previously she has worked in both curatorial and educational roles, discovering how stories and history can really enrich our experience of art.

Rowan Glass

Rowan GlassBA Cultural Anthropology, History, and Latin American StudiesRowan is an anthropologist, journalist, and filmmaker with a BA in Cultural Anthropology, History, and Latin American Studies. Rowan grew up in Oregon but has spent much of his life exploring other cultures and corners of the world. His undergraduate research took him from the mountains and rainforests of southwest Colombia, where he conducted an ethnography of cultural reproduction and autonomy with the Indigenous Kamëntšá people, to the streets of Dakar, Senegal, where he crafted recommendations for culturally responsive pedagogy with local NGOs. Rowan strives to tell engaging stories about underreported people and places through incisive research and creative endeavors.

Rumaysa Haqqani

Rumaysa HaqqaniBA Literary-Cultural Analysis w/ minors in Philosophy & PoliticsRumaysa has studied Literary and Cultural Analysis with minors in Philosophy and Politics at the University of Amsterdam. She has a keen interest in the philosophical and conceptual basis of cultural and societal phenomenon. She pursues writing in these areas of study, along with experimental fiction. Besides writing and reading, she is passionate about films, especially underground cult films, visual and linguistic aesthetics, art, theology, psychoanalysis, cybernetics, and history. Her work and research shows her enthusiasm for these disciplines, as she works through truly interdisciplinary projects.

Ryan Alexander

Ryan AlexanderPhD PhilosophyRyan holds a PhD in philosophy

Ryan Stalker

Ryan StalkerBA in History & Political ScienceRyan is a contributing writer who’s never lost his passion for history. Especially interested in the intersection of conflict and identity, Ryan has also worked as a scriptwriter for various political, history, and true crime YouTube channels. He holds BAs in History and Political Science from Oakland University. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys playing video games, reading mythology, and watching all the documentaries he can get his hands on.

Ryan Watson

Ryan WatsonMA History, BA HistoryRyan Watson is a husband, father, underwriter, writer, and reseller. He graduated with a Bachelor's and Master's in History from Louisiana Tech University in the early 2000s. He focuses on Biblical, post-Biblical, and medieval history with occasional dabblings in other arenas.

Sabine Casparie

Sabine CasparieMA Modern & Contemporary Art, BA Art HistorySabine is an art historian born in the Netherlands and based in London. Originally a lawyer, Sabine then gained a Graduate Diploma in History of Art from The Courtauld Institute of Art and a Masters in Modern and Contemporary Art from Christie's Education. Sabine leads art tours in London and teaches classes on Zoom for adults and children. She writes a blog on contemporary art.

Sam Murphy

Sam MurphyBA PhilosophySam is a philosopher with a passion for philosophy’s crossover with the world of art. His main interests include the philosophy of music, and the ideological undertones of art movements. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Warwick. In his spare time, he composes music and writes about art.

Sami Al Atrash

Sami Al AtrashDIP Archaeology and Museums, BA CommunicationsSami is a history researcher and antiquities enthusiast. He holds BA in Communications from The Syrian Virtual University in Beirut, Lebanon, and a Diploma in Archaeology and Museums from Ugarit Institute in Damascus, Syria. His passion for Near Eastern history and love of teaching led him to publish findings in Arabic and English.

Santana Harmon

Santana HarmonMLIS, BA History w/ Anthropology MinorSantana holds a BA in History with a minor in Anthropology and a master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Alabama. Her primary interests are Mesoamerican and European history. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games and spending time with her dog, Marcy.

Sara Mikelic

Sara MikelicMA Art History, Ethnology & Cultural AnthropologySara holds an MA in Art History and Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. She works as an independent curator on different cultural and research projects. Her professional interests include anthropology of religion and contemporary art in Eastern Europe.

Sara Papic

Sara PapicMA & BA in PhilosophySara Papic holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Belgrade and an MA in Philosophy in Parma, Italy with a thesis on vagueness. She is currently working on her PhD at the University of Milan. Her primary interests include logic, metaphysics, the philosophy of language and their relationship, but she is irreparably curious about all human endeavors. She enjoys cooking for others and puzzles of any kind.

Sara Relli

Sara RelliMA Modern, Comparative and Post-Colonial Literatures, MA ScreenwritingSara is a Berlin-based screenwriter and researcher from Italy. She holds an MA in Screenwriting from the University of West London, as well as an MA (Hons) in Modern, Comparative and Post-Colonial Literatures from the University of Bologna. Deeply passionate about the relationship between history and literature, her interests range from Irish literature to race representation (in literature and cinema), from post-memory to the response of Indigenous peoples to climate change.

Sarah Moxey

Sarah MoxeyMSc by Research in Scottish History, MA (Hons) HistorySarah is in the final stages of completing her PhD in Scottish History and works part-time as a Special Collections Librarian at a national institution. She has diverse interests across British and Scottish history from 1600-1960, but her areas of expertise are politics, identity, and monarchy. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, and Irish dancing.

Saran Magennis

Saran MagennisBA Archaeology w/ HonorsI have studied the ancient, and somewhat forgotten past of both the United Kingdom and Ireland, in addition to general European and world history, for several years. The focus of my studies resides in archeology, genealogy, and scholarly history; this vast and all-encompassing field of study has enabled me to have a balanced outlook on my chosen topics. I take pride in my ability to academically research, and combine that factual information with personal knowledge in order to provide historical writing with accuracy, an open mind, and a modern voice.

Sasha Putt

Sasha PuttMA History, BA History, NCTJ Diploma in JournalismSasha is a History graduate with a specialization in 20th-century politics and the development of extreme ideology, writing his major research paper on the radical right in First World War Britain and France. He holds an MA in History from the University of Toronto and a BA in History from Durham University.

Sasha Savenko

Sasha SavenkoBA Art History w/ Contemporary Art and Theory ConcentrationSasha is an artist and musician from Richmond, Virginia. She received a B.A. in Art History from the University of Washington, Seattle, with a focus in Contemporary Art Theory and Architecture. When not reading or writing, she dedicates her time to interdisciplinary practice in visual arts, music, film, and critical theory.

Scott Houghton

Scott HoughtonI hold a BA in History and an MA in International Relations both from Newcastle University in the UK. My topics of interest include 20th century history, particularly in the United States, Soviet Union, and the Far East (China, Korea, Japan). In particular, I am interested in the history of ideas. I also have a wide range of interests, including music, travel, cooking, cinema, philosophy, psychology, and literature.

Scott Macalister

Scott MacalisterBA History & German LanguageScott has a BA in History and German Language from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. His area of historical expertise is the totalitarian horrors of the 20th century. Scott is a keen runner, reader, and chess player. He has motorcycled across the Laotian countryside, and ran an 80km ultramarathon through the jungles of Northern Thailand. Scott has hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in American and Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand.

Scott Mclaughlan

Scott MclaughlanPhD SociologyScott is an independent scholar with a doctorate in sociology from Birkbeck College, University of London.

Sebastian Maydana

Sebastian MaydanaPhD History, MA Archaeological Studies, BA HistorySebastian F. Maydana holds a PhD in History from the University of Buenos Aires, and is an assistant teacher at the Institute of Ancient Near Eastern History (UBA). His main interests are early Egyptian mythology and visual culture, especially petroglyphs and other forms of art. He has participated in fieldwork in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. Sebastian is also interested in the different forms in which myths and symbols from the past are received and repurposed by our modern-age societies, for instance in film and science fiction.

Sebrena Williamson

Sebrena WilliamsonBFA in DanceSebrena Williamson is a choreographer and writer with a passion for dance research, dance history, and artistic collaboration. She holds a BFA in Dance, a minor in English, and a minor in Appalachian Studies from Radford University. In her work, Williamson has mainly focused on how dance has historically affected and represented cultures at large, and how the artform can now be used to address societal issues and global phenomena. Her choreographic works, research, and dance films have been presented both nationally and internationally. She loves to work in many narrative genres, and has published films, theatre pieces, and poetry.

Selena McGonnell

Selena McGonnellMSc Museum Studies, BS HistorySelena is a contributing writer and museologist from the United States. She holds an MSc in Museum Studies from the University of Glasgow, and a BS in History. She has a passion for museums and heritage with research interests in collections of colonial context, curatorial practices, art provenance, and British history.

Selin Oguz

Selin OguzBSc, Minor in Art History and Visual CultureSelin is a writer and photographer based in Vancouver, Canada. When she isn’t writing all things art, she is either traveling, meditating, or reading old classics on her couch.

Shane Lewis

Shane LewisMA Art HistoryShane has an MA in Art History from the Open University in the UK. He has a particular interest in the art of the Renaissance, the Neoclassical period, and the 19 th and early 20 th centuries. As well as historical contexts as rendered and contributed to in artworks, he is interested in the visual representation of ideas throughout history. Shane works as a writer on art.

Shelby Chadburn

Shelby ChadburnBA History TeachingShelby is a former high school US Government and World History teacher. She has a passion for research and all things history. She can be found cooking, playing games, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Simran Sood

Simran SoodBA History and Anthropology (in-progress)Simran works independently as a writer and researcher. She is a student of History and Anthropology. Currently, she is assisting in the writing of an archaeological and historical book. She is also a part-time assistant for philosopher Volker Zotz. When she’s not busy typing at the rate of sixty words per minute, you can find her lazing around and hopelessly devouring historical romance dramas.

Sourima Rana

Sourima RanaMA English Literature, BA English LiteratureSourima is an aspiring poetess from India with a Master's and Bachelor's in English Literature from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. An avid reader, she’s interested in decoding paintings and films and finding the psychological underpinnings of human behavior and its representation in literature. Her areas of special interest include Romantic poetry and popular culture genres like the Gothic and detective fiction. Apart from work or academia, she loves spending time with animals, playing the guitar, and singing.

Stefan Guzvica

Stefan GuzvicaMA Comparative History, BA Humanities, Society, and CultureStefan is a PhD student in history at the University of Regensburg, Germany. He is a researcher of communism and is currently finishing his dissertation on the Balkan communist parties in the interwar period. Aside from the history of communism, he is passionate about architecture and the avant-garde art of the 1920s. Stefan previously completed his MA at Central European University, Budapest, and his BA at the Anglo-American University in Prague. He is the author of Before Tito, a book on Yugoslav communism in the time of Stalin’s Terror.

Stefan Pajovic

Stefan PajovicPhD in Literature and English LanguageAn independent post-doc researcher from Serbia, Stefan regularly takes part in scientific conferences and publishes academic papers. His areas of interest include Anglophone literature, as well as cultural studies. He actively promotes science by holding workshops and lectures. In his free time, he likes to swim and travel his home country.

Stefanie Graf

Stefanie GrafMA in progress, BA in Art HistoryStefanie is completing her bachelor’s degree in art history at the University of Vienna, Austria. She will commence her master’s degree next semester. She has a passion for modern and contemporary art, architecture, and art theory. Interested in researching and reading about the impact art has on the viewer and on society, Stefanie believes that art can change, question and shape the way we think and live.

Stella Karageorgi

Stella KarageorgiBA Fine Art & Art History, MA Fine Art, Ph.D. Fine Art Stella Karageorgi is a fine art specialist and a researcher from Cyprus. She holds a Doctorate in Fine Art practice from the De Montfort University in the UK, a PG Diploma & MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins and the University of Northampton, and a BA in Fine Art & Art History from the University of Texas. She is fascinated by the ancient past, the sacred, the childlike, the colorful and the playful. In her creative work and research, she explores the parallels between contemporary and prehistoric art through the use of symbols, motifs, and archetypal themes.

Stella Polyzoidou

Stella PolyzoidouBA Archaeology and Art HistoryStella is a writer, fashion editor, website owner of Silk Pastelle and a cat lover with a BA in Archaeology and Art History from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. When she doesn't write about fashion and art, she watches biographical films and reads about different cultures. She completed her internship at MOMus Museum and she's currently doing her MA in Museum Studies.

Stephanie Jelks

Stephanie JelksMPhil History, MA History, BA Political ScienceStephanie is currently a writer based in Montevideo. She earned her MPhil and MA in History from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, as well as a BA in Political Science (with a minor in International Studies) from Truman State University in the US. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with friends.

Stephen Mastranunzio

Stephen MastranunzioBA Liberal Arts, MS Biological Anthropology, MPHStephen holds a BA in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Anthropology/Archaeology from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, an MS in Biological Anthropology with a concentration in Anthropological Genetics, and a Masters of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in infectious diseases from the University of Utah. Stephen has a myriad of interests, including of course, anthropology and archaeology, human evolution, ancient disease epidemics, infectious diseases, ancient history, Native Americans studies, and American History. Stephen has worked as a public health professional in India, Somalia, and Uganda. He currently lives in Kampala, Uganda, East Africa.

Susan Masten

Susan MastenMA Anthropology, BA Biblical ArchaeologySusan is a contributing author who specializes in the archaeology of the Mediterranean and the ancient Near East. She holds a M.A. in Anthropology from George Washington University and a B.A. in Biblical Archaeology from Wheaton College. She has worked with museum collections from around the world including the Smithsonian, the Israel Antiquities Authority, Hebrew University, and the Field Museum. Her main fields of interest include Greco-Roman history and archaeology, the archaeology of Israel, and museum anthropology. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, watching cultural documentaries, and walking her dog, Apollo.

Susanna Andrews

Susanna AndrewsBA Interdisciplinary ArtsSusanna is an artist passionate about generating concepts for creative writing pieces and short films. During this process, she loves to research topics related to art history and philosophy to inform her ideas. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Interdisciplinary Arts and lives in Southern California.

Susanna Galbraith

Susanna GalbraithMA Art History, BA English StudiesSusanna is an editor, writer, and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She studied English at Trinity College Dublin and Art History at the University of York, where she focused on modern and contemporary art. She has a particular interest in areas where literature and visual art overlap and interact. She is an editor of Abridged magazine.

Taija Hurri

Taija HurriMA History of Art, UGDip History of Art and Art-world PracticeTaija is an alumna of the University of Glasgow and Christie’s Education. She graduated with a MA from the Courtauld Institute, writing her thesis on early Florentine printmaking. Her research interests are varied, as she loves uncovering the overlooked minutiae of objects, buildings, and historical periods.

Tamara Bray

Tamara BrayBA Archaeology and Art HistoryTamara is a content writer who studied Archaeology and Art History at the University of South Africa and has an interest in African art. Tamara prefers using her degree to write content about Art History and Archaeology rather than spend her days in the hot sun at a dig site. When she’s not writing Tamara spends her time reading and practicing her creative writing.

Tatiana Valente

Tatiana ValenteArchaeologist, Field Archaeologist, and Researcher Tatiana is an archaeologist and researcher in Classical and Middle Eastern History, graduated at Porto University (Portugal). Her main lines of research are on social, economic and political relationships, with a focus on the ceramic and metal artefacts found on excavations. She is also fascinated by religious and military viewpoints of ancient societies. She believes that History must be understood, and not simply observed through its remnants. Because history tends to repeat itself, knowledge about the past can allow us to better understand our present, and thus prepare us for the future.

Tea Fumić

Tea FumićMA HistoryTea Fumić holds an MA in History and worked as a field archaeologist, curator and museum educator. She specializes in researching and writing about ancient civilizations, religions and mythologies. Her areas of expertise are auxiliary historical sciences, mainly numismatics and epigraphy.

Tejus Menon

Tejus MenonBA (Hons) Political ScienceTejus is a contributing writer and performance artist based in India and has a BA Hons in Political Science from the University of Delhi. He is a Butoh dancer and theatre maker with a focus on making interdisciplinary work. He enjoys the outdoors, from sailing in the Arabian Sea to hiking in the high Himalayas.

Tendai Kashiri

Tendai KashiriBA TheologyTendai is a Theologian who loves simplifying Christian doctrines so that everyone can understand the Gospel. Fascinated by the power the entertainment industry has on people, I express the simplicity of the Gospel through writing and recording gospel music. As an upcoming Gospel artist, reaching people with the Gospel in melody opens up interactions with people from different cultural backgrounds. I see the Gospel explained in different cultures. This fuels my passion to write about the Christian Gospel that transcends culture, race and age.

Thea Baldrick

Thea BaldrickBS Biology w/ Molecular & Cellular Biology Concentration, BA Comparative LiteratureD. Thea is a contributing science writer with a B.S. Biology with a Concentration in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a B.A. Comparative Literature from the University of Cincinnati. For fun, she spends time inhabiting the world of dinosaurs with family members. She prefers to be the Brachiosaurus.

Theo Kapetanakis

Theo KapetanakisMA Film Studies, BA Cultural Technology & CommunicationTheo is a filmmaker and author with tremendous passion for storytelling. He holds an MA in Film Studies from Middlesex University, London (1st Scholarship Award), and a BA in Cultural Technology & Communication from the University of the Aegean. His work includes, film directing, audiovisual arts, video editing, and scriptwriting. Furthermore, Theo is a Graphic Designer & Media Editor at TheCollector. In his spare time, he publishes articles on his specialty.

Thom Delapa

Thom DelapaMA Cinema Studies, MA Social Sciences (U.S. cultural history)Thom is a film/media studies educator, film critic, and part-time playwright based in Ann Arbor, MI, USA, where he has taught at the University of Michigan and the College for Creative Studies (Detroit). He holds an MA in Cinema Studies from New York University-Tisch School of the Arts and an MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. He has developed and taught film courses at other leading U.S. institutions, including the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of Denver. He has written on film for Cineaste magazine, the Chicago Tribune, AlterNet, and the Conversation, et al. He awaits the end of the Internet (as we know it) with optimism.

Thomas Bailey

Thomas BaileyBSc GeographyThomas is currently studying for an MA in International Relations at the University of Portsmouth, England, and holds a BSc in Geography from Bangor University. He is passionate about African history and politics, having written his master’s dissertation on the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Thomas Ellison

Thomas EllisonBA & MPhil in Literature w/ focus on PoetryThomas works as a writer and lives in Leeds UK. He has a BA and an MPhil in Literature with a focus on poetry. In his spare time, he makes music and has interests in the Tarot, the I Ching, and visual art.

Thomas Willoughby

Thomas WilloughbyBA (Hons) PoliticsTom is passionate about political history, choosing to specialize in this at University. He graduated from the University of York in 2012 and worked as a Political Campaign Manager for one of the UK’s main parties for a number of years. He currently works in Marketing in the City of London for a Fintech. In his spare time, he loves to travel, go to the theatre, listen to 80’s vinyl, and usually reads at least one political history book every ten days.

Tim Lake

Tim LakeMA & BA Jazz Studies, w/ studies in PhilosophyTim is a musician, educator, and writer who is originally from the UK but now based in Tokyo. He holds a BA and MA in Jazz studies and has also studied philosophy at an undergraduate level. He plays drums, buys too many books, and uses interesting things to teach English to adults. His areas of interest range widely from ancient philosophy to jazz history to the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi.

Tomas Skinner

Tomas SkinnerMA Asian Studies, MA ArchaeologyTomás works as a field archaeologist and is due to start a Master's program in Regional and Urban Planning this September. His professional background in archaeology, critical heritage studies, and museology has given him a deep interest in the importance of heritage to individuals, communities, and nation-states. His main research interest is in the study of the Silk Road – the history, archaeology, art, and contemporary cultures of Central Asia and East Asia. Other interests include UNESCO World Heritage, urban heritage and urban renewal, Irish heritage, the material culture of Chinese literati, and global tea culture.

Tony Najjar

Tony NajjarBA Earth & Life Sciences, BA Philosophy (in-progress)Tony is an avid reader and writer, deeply passionate about philosophy and finding practical ways to implement the wisdom of the great thinkers into our modern lives. He reads voraciously and enjoys sharing the best knowledge through his writing, to accompany readers in their lifelong journey of improvement and self-discovery. Tony graduated with a BA in Earth & Life Sciences from the Lebanese University, in Beirut, and a currently pursuing his second degree in Philosophy at the University of Saint-Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon.

Trevor Culley

Trevor CulleyBA History & Classical Studies, MA ClassicsTrevor is a historian and independent researcher dedicated to public presentation of ancient history. He holds an MA in Classics and a BA in History and Classical Studies. Trevor is also the host and producer of the History of Persia podcast, a serialized story of the political history and culture of ancient Iran from 700 BCE - 700 CE.

Trevor Lee

Trevor LeeBA History & ClassicsTrevor is a PhD student in Classics specializing in Byzantine Studies, with an undergraduate degree (BA) in Classics and History from the University of Rochester. While focusing on everything Byzantine, his interests also include the world of Athenian politics and its Roman reception. Outside of academics, he spends most of his time gaming and playing chess.

Truman Chambers

Truman ChambersBFA Two-Dimensional StudiesA painter and contributing writer from Toledo, Ohio. Truman graduated from Bowling Green State University with a BFA in Two-Dimensional Studies.

Tryggvi Ulfsson

Tryggvi UlfssonMA Contemporary European Philosophy, BA PhilosophyTryggvi is a PhD candidate in philosophy at Université Paris VIII. He holds an MA in philosophy from the same university, as well as from Kingston University, south of London. He is finishing a thesis in which he explores the enigmatic relationship between philosophy and mathematics. He has published articles on speculative realism, Alain Badiou, Jacques Derrida, and the great Léon Brunschvicg whose works have sadly become all but forgotten.

Tsira Shvangiradze

Tsira ShvangiradzeMA Diplomacy and Int'l Politics, BA Int'l RelationsTsira is an international relations specialist based in Tbilisi, Georgia. She holds a MA in Diplomacy and International Politics and a BA in International Relations from Tbilisi State University. In her spare time, she contributes articles in the field of political sciences and international relations.

Turner Collins

Turner CollinsBA HistoryTurner has always had a passion for history and a love of sharing this with others. Having worked with a number of museums on his native Vancouver Island he hopes that his interest proves infectious with others. Having completed his BA in History in 2021 he looks forwards to continuing with his academic learning in pursuit of a MA. When possible he loves to travel, seeking to gather as many new experiences as possible wherever he can.

Tyla Jade Whiteley

Tyla Jade WhiteleyMSc Global Premodern Art, BA (Hons) History of ArtTyla Jade is an art historian who holds an MSc in Global Premodern Art: History, Heritage and Curation from the University of Edinburgh and a BA in History of Art from the University of Plymouth. Based in London, Tyla Jade has previously worked in art galleries as well as assisted with lectures for Utrecht’s Summer School in The Netherlands. She is passionate about research and enjoys writing about varied art historical topics. Also, she enjoys travelling and learning about different cultures from around the world.

Uriel Kantor

Uriel KantorBA Liberal Arts & Humanities w/ History ConcentrationUriel has been writing creatively and academically for about ten years, with a keen interest in the humanities. Particularly passionate about ancient history, he believes that the past is not merely a story but a formative identity that should not be ignored. Aiming to illuminate the colorfulness of history, Uriel wishes to help people breach narrow-minded approaches to history and hopes to bring about awareness of the diversity inherent in humanity’s story.

Valentina Grub

Valentina GrubPhD Art History, MLitt Medieval Studies Valentina is a fellow of the Burgon Society. She earned her PhD in Art History and MLitt in Medieval Studies from the University of St Andrews, and her BA in Medieval & Renaissance Literature and Classical Civilization at Wellesley College. Now an independent scholar and author, she currently divides her time between New York, Frankfurt, and Cairo.

Valeria Lucchinelli

Valeria LucchinelliMFA & MA in Sculpture and Fine ArtsValeria is a contributing writer and art educator. She holds an MFA and an MA in Sculpture and Fine Arts from the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts. She is passionate about art theory and philosophy, as well as Chinese art and culture having lived in China for over thirteen years. She is now based in Italy where she works as an art educator and writer.

Varun Gupta

Varun GuptaBA History & English Literature Varun was part of the winning team for the 2018 Berlin International History Olympiad. He has an avid interest in alternate history and science fiction. He enjoys reading, music, and travel.

Vedran Bileta

Vedran BiletaMA in Late Antique, Byzantine, and Early Modern History, BA in HistoryVedran is a doctoral researcher, based in Budapest. His main interest is Ancient History, in particular the Late Roman period. When not spending time with the military elites of the Late Roman West, he is sharing his passion for history with those willing to listen. In his free time, Vedran is wargaming and discussing Star Trek.

Vedran Obucina

Vedran ObucinaPhD History, MA Political Science and Theology, BA PhilosophyVedran is a Croatian political scientist, historian, and theologian. He is an Old-Catholic priest and is interested in the history of religions and philosophy. He is also very active in religious peacebuilding. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Regensburg; an MA in political science from the University of Zagreb; and an MA in Theology with a BA in philosophy from Old-Catholic Seminary. He writes about world religions, their histories, and rituals, as well as the history of philosophical ideas.

Viktoriya Sus

Viktoriya SusMA PhilosophyViktoriya is a writer from L’viv, Ukraine. She has knowledge about the main thinkers. In her free time, she loves to read books on philosophy and analyze whether ancient philosophical thought is relevant today. Besides writing, she loves traveling, learning new languages, and visiting museums.

Vivinne Williams

Vivinne WilliamsM.F.A., BA Art Vivinne Williams is a retired fine art professor. After graduating from Mt. Holyoke College, she worked at the M.O.M.A, NYC as a freelance lecturer, in the education department. That work with students supports her belief that it’s important and possible to make fine art accessible for all. She also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, in Maine. Vivinne continues to make her own work, indulge her interest in early Buddhist philosophy, and teach yoga and various forms of meditation.

Vladislav Tchakarov

Vladislav TchakarovBA HistoryVladislav Tchakarov is a History student at Sofia University in Bulgaria and a contributing writer at TheCollector. Originally from Bulgaria, he moved to the Netherlands to work and study Business Management before realizing that his passion for history is too great which lead to his return to Bulgaria and the beginning of his History studies.

Wessam Samie

Wessam SamieMBA Marketing, MA ScienceWessam is a Science professional with a passion for history, anthropology, and heritage. She earned an MBA degree from AAST. In her spare time, Wessam enjoys reading and writing about history-related topics.

Xuan Mai Ardia

Xuan Mai ArdiaMA Chinese Studies, BA Chinese and History of Art & ArchaeologyMai is a Vietnamese-Italian art writer and editor based near Venice, Italy, and sometimes Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Her passion and expertise lie in contemporary Asian art. She mainly writes about Asian artists, exhibitions, and events in Asia and around the globe. She has worked at international projects of cultural heritage conservation in Rome and in art galleries in London, Shanghai, and Ho Chi Minh City. She was previously editor of Art Radar (now ceased) and has written for Art Review Asia, CoBo Social, The Culture Trip, and Blouin ArtInfo, among others. In 2019, she founded Art Spectacle Asia.

Zamir Kadodia

Zamir KadodiaMA, BA PhilosophyZamir is a philosopher with research interests in the philosophy of mind, phenomenology, and cognitive science. He completed both an MA in Philosophy and a BA in Philosophy at the University of Exeter, and is now working on a PhD. His thesis is on autism and the predictive processing framework. In his spare time, Zamir likes to watch horror and sci-fi films.

Zeynep Tareen

Zeynep TareenMSc in History w/ Ancient Greek concentration, BA in ClassicsZeynep earned her Master's degree in History from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and continued her Ancient Greek literature studies during that time. She received her BA in Classics from the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, having focused on Ancient Greek and epigraphy. Apart from her interest in ancient history and languages, Zeynep is keen on studies about folklore and superstition, and their effect on significant social and cultural movements of the past. She loves movies that make her think and listen to music from the Early Period to Scandinavian Metal.

Zoe Mann

Zoe MannBA Art HistoryZoë is a graduate student living in Los Angeles studying screenwriting. Originally from New York, she received her B.A. in Art History from Pace University. She has worked in art galleries in Manhattan and the Art Institute of Chicago. In her free time, she loves researching for her historical fiction projects and playing with her cat, Harrison.