Shane Bjornlie, Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise

Greek and Roman Political Thought, Civilization and Culture, Roman History, Late Antique History, Medieval History, Mediterranean History, Ancient & Medieval Economics, Ancient & Medieval Literature

Selected Research and Publications

  • The Life and Legacy of Constantine from Late Antiquity to Early Modern Memory, edited (Ashgate, forthcoming 2016)
  • A Companion to Ostrogothic Italy, co-edited with Jonathan Arnold and Kristina Sessa (Brill, forthcoming 2015)
  • "The rhetoric of varietas and epistolary encyclopedism in the Variae of Cassiodorus". In Geoffrey Greatrex, ed., Shifting Genres in Late Antiquity (Ashgate, 2015)
  • "Law, ethnicity and taxes in Ostrogothic Italy", Early Medieval Europe 22.2 (2014)
  • Politics and Tradition between Rome, Ravenna and Constantinople: A Study of Cassiodorus and the Variae (Cambridge UP, 2013)

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • Andrew Heiskell Post-doctoral Rome Prize Fellow
  • Contributing Faculty, Claremont Colleges Intercollegiate Classics Program
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
  • Member of the Editorial Board for Late Antique, Byzantine and Ottoman Studies at Central European University Press

Shane Bjornlie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Education: B.A., University of Alabama in Huntsville; M.A., Ph.D. Princeton University
Department: History
Office Hours:
  Monday, 01:00PM - 04:00PM
  Tuesday, 01:00PM - 04:00PM
Phone: (909) 621-8840
Address: Kravis Center 208
Curriculum Vitae: CV

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