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Chris Bingley

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Email    cbingley@ucla.edu
Office  Bunche 2169

Chris Bingley is a PhD Candidate in the UCLA History Department. His research concerns the cultural history of the Roman Empire in the 2nd through 4th centuries C.E. and issues of empire and ethnicity. His dissertation is entitled, "Philostratus, Perceptions of Greek Ethnicity, and Severan Cultural Geography," which investigates the perceptions of foreign ethnicity in the works of the 3rd-century sophist.

Fields of Study

Late Antiquity, Roman History, Greek History


My primary research interests concern religion, gender, and notions of empire during the High Roman Empire through the early period of Late Antiquity. My dissertation investigates the works of the third-century sophist Philostratus, his portrayal of ethnicity, and the identity crisis he undergoes regarding the status of “foreigners” in the Mediterranean world.


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C.Phil. History, UCLA (2016)
M.A. History, UCLA (2014)
Post-Baccalaureate in Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania (2011)
B.A. Anthropology & Classical Civilizations, UC Berkeley (2010)