Graduate Student Instructor

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor




Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Michigan

M.A. in History, University of Michigan (1999)

B.A. in History and Government, Cornell University, summa cum laude (1998)


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Conferences and Articles:


“This Side Up: A Theory of Rolling Stones May Solve the Puzzle of the Great Pyramid,” (co-authored with Roumen V. Mladjov, S.E.), Discovering Archaeology 1:3 (May/June 1999): 90-93.

The article as published by Discovering Archaeology:

This Side Up Published (©TLPG)

Download the full text (1998) with engineering details as a MS Word document: 

This Side Up Original


“A New Look at Byzantium’s Northwestern Neighbors in the Tenth Century (Bulgaria, the Magyars, and Greeks in Byzantine and

Hungarian Sources),” 25th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, November 1999

Abstract: BSC 25 1999 Abstract - Byzantium's Northwestern Neighbors


Trans-Danubian Bulgaria: Reality and Fiction,” Byzantine Studies, n.s. 3, 1998 [2000]: 85-128


“Between Byzantium and Rome: Bulgaria in the Aftermath of the Photian Schism,” 26th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussetts, October 2000

Abstract: BSC 26 2000 Abstract - Between Byzantium and Rome


 “The Bulgarian Descent of H.M. Simeon II,” Sega, April 13, 2002:



Download the complete English version of these texts as a MS Word document: Descent of Simeon II


“Between Byzantium and Rome: Bulgaria in the Aftermath of the Photian Schism,” Byzantine Studies n.s. 4, 1999 [2002], 172-181


“The Case of Iusta Grata Honoria and Imperial Women in Late Antiquity,” 28th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio, November 2002


Map in A. Kaldellis, Lesbos and the Eastern Mediterranean in the Roman and Early Byzantine Period (100 bc–600 ad): A Study of Social, Political, and Religious Structures [in Greek], Thessaloniki, Herodotos, 2002


“Reconsidering Agatha, Wife of Eadward the Exile,” The Plantagenet Connection, Summer/Winter 2003 [2004], 1-85


Byzantium, Bulgaria, and the Family of Kings,” 31st Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, The University of Georgia, October 2005


Appendices (“Monarchs of Croatia” with discussion, and “Simplified Genealogy of the Frankapans, Šubići and Zrinski”), maps, and index, in J.V.A. Fine Jr., When Ethnicity did not Matter in the Balkans: A Study of Identity in Pre-Nationalist Croatia, Dalmatia, and Slavonia in the Medieval and Early-Modern Periods, Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 2006




Chronological Lists of Rulers:

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Detailed List of Rulers: Chronology and Genealogy