I am working on the ancient translation of the so-called Apostolic Fathers—the AnTrAF project.

Previously I have been an FWO postdoctoral fellow at KU Leuven (2016-2019) working on a project on the patristic reception of 1 Peter for the Novum Testamentum Patristicum series with V&R.


Ph.D. in Religious Studies (KU Leuven, 2015).

Other Publications

“Commenting on 1 Pt 4:7-11: A Case Study in Patristic Reception,” Annali di storia dell’esegesi 36.1 (2019), forthcoming.

“Dating, Split-Transmission Theory, and the Latin Reception of the Shepherd of Hermas,” Jahrbuch für Antike und Christentum 60 (2017 [2018]) 83-90.

“Some Observations on the Coptic Reception of the Shepherd of Hermas,” Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies Bulletin 3.2 (2017 [2018]) 81-96.

“Hermas in Latin: Notes on a Recent Edition,” Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 94.1 (2018) 151-157.

“Two Lost Lines of the Coptic Hermas in BnF Copte 130 (2) f. 127,” Journal of Theological Studies 68.2 (2017) 572-575.

“Two B Scribes in Codex Sinaiticus?,” Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 54 (2017) 197-206.

“A New Hermas Papyrus Fragment in Paris,” Archiv für Papyrusforschung 62.1 (2016) 20-36.

“Textual Revisions of the Shepherd in Codex Sinaiticus,” Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum 18.3 (2014) 443-470.

Blog Posts

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    “Organising 1 Clement in Syriac and Coptic: Text dividers in University Library Cambridge Add. MSS 1700, Berlin Staatsbibliothek Ms. or. fol. 3065, and Strasbourg Université copte 362-385” at the Scribal Habits in Middle Eastern Manuscripts workshop, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, May 9-11.

    “1 and 2 Clement in University Library, Cambridge, Add. MSS 1700”, at the Ancient Translations of the Apostolic Fathers conference in Leuven, May 22-23.

    “Was 1 Clement written during the reign of Domitian?”,  at Das Baujahr hinter der Fassade: Probleme bei der Datierung neutestamentlicher Pseudepigraphen und neuere Lösungsansätze, conference organised in Gießen, May 30-June 1.


    American Society of Papyrologists

    Association Internationale de Papyrologues

    North American Patristics Society

    Association pour l’étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne (AELAC)

    International Association for Patristic Studies

    Society of Biblical Literature

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