Matthew Kinloch is currently a fellow in Byzantine studies working on the his own project on “Gender and Marginality: Protagonists and Minor Characters in Byzantine Historiography” at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. His current work analyses the semantic and syntactic subordination of female characters in late Byzantine historiography, but his wider research interests include narrative, narratology, representation, deconstruction, semiotics, the philosophy of historiography, gender and queer theory, and reception studies. He has previously been a postdoctoral researcher in the Division for Byzantine Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, as part of the project Mobility, Microstructures and Personal Agency in Byzantium, and lectured at Masaryk University, Brno. He holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford (2014-18), an MRes from the University of Birmingham (2013-14), and a BA from the University of Durham (2010-13). He has also spent time as a Gästdoktorand in Greek linguistics and philology at Uppsala University.