Vasileios Marinis

Vasileios Marinis is assistant professor of Christian art and architecture at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and the Divinity School. Marinis’s 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.  Marinis has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including the Aidan Kavanagh Prize for Outstanding Scholarship at Yale and the S.C. and P.C. Coleman Senior Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 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. In 2011-12 he is a member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ.  Marinis is currently preparing a monograph on the interaction of architecture and ritual in the medieval churches of Constantinople.