Susanna Elm
Department of History
(510) 642-2238

Research Expertise and Interest

history of the Later Roman Empire, pagan - Christian interactions, ancient medicine, slavery and the evolution of Christianity, leadership and empire, reception of antiquity


My current research focuses on the reality of slavery in the later Roman empire and its impact on the formulation of core Christian tenets, especially in the writings of Augustine of Hippo.  I am also working on aspects of elite display and its representations.

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