My research explores the political economy of the Greek world, especially at the interface of imperial power and the variable autonomy of smaller communities. While I am first and foremost a historian, and make use of a broad range of sources, I have specialist expertise in epigraphy and numismatics.
My first monograph, forthcoming with Oxford University Press, is entitled Athenian Power in the Fifth Century BC. Challenging orthodox approaches, the monograph argues that Athenian imperial power was flexible and a matter of negotiation between the Athenians and their subjects. Additionally, it compares the operation of Athenian power in different Aegean regions.
For the CHANGE project, funded by the European Research Council, I am in the process of writing a second monograph, with the working title Imperial and Civic Economies in Asia Minor. It will explore the impact of different imperial powers on the economies of cities in Anatolia from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period, offering an economic perspective on the complex interaction between cities and empires in the ancient world.