Vasileios Marinis, assistant professor of Christian art and architecture. Professor Marinis’ research focuses on the art and architecture of early Christianity and the Middle Ages. He has a particular interest in the ritual, liturgical arts, representations of women and children, as well as the material culture of these periods. He has published on a variety of topics ranging from early Christian tunics decorated with New Testament scenes to medieval tombs and Byzantine transvestite nuns. He is currently preparing a monograph on the interaction of architecture and ritual in the medieval churches of Constantinople.