Giovanni Ruffini

Giovanni Ruffini

Research Interest

Office Hours

Fall 2018: Wednesday 10:45-11:45 AM & 2:30-3:30 PM


Ph.D. – Columbia University 2005
M.A. – San Francisco State University 1999
A.B. – University of Chicago 1996

Interests and Research

Professor Giovanni Ruffini's areas of specialty include ancient social history; Roman late antiquity; Byzantine Egypt; Christian Nubia; papyrology; and social network analysis.


  • The Roman World in Late Antiquity



Life in an Egyptian Village in Late Antiquity: Aphrodito Before and After the Islamic Conquest. Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Medieval Nubia: A Social and Economic History.  Oxford University Press, 2012.

Social Networks in Byzantine Egypt.  Cambridge University Press, 2008.