Tina Chronopoulos is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies with an affiliation in CEMERS. Her teaching and research interests lie in Latin language and literature, particularly Medieval Latin, as well as Palaeography.
Prior to coming to Binghamton University, Professor Chronopoulos was a research fellow in the Classics Department at King’s College London. Her doctoral thesis, written at the University of London, was on the Latin Passion of St Katherine of Alexandria, with a particular focus on the manuscript tradition of this text. Before moving to London, Professor Chronopoulos studied Classics at the University of Durham and worked for the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources at Oxford University.
Professor Chronopoulos’ research focuses on Medieval Latin texts written in the 11th and 12th centuries and their manuscript contexts. She is especially interested in pinpointing the origins of a text or author through the close study of the sources and style in combination with the evidence provided by the manuscripts. A further concern is the tracing of a text, idea or piece of information across chronological and geographical expanses (via close readings of the text[s] and examination of the manuscripts).
In the Fall 2010 semester, Tina Chronopoulos will be teaching an undergraduate course in “Greek and Roman Biography” (taught as HIST 204 or CLAS 212). In the Spring 2011 semester, courses to be taught are an undergraduate course called “Introduction to Medieval and Early Modern Studies” (MDVL 101), as well as a graduate course in Latin Palaeography.