Giovanni Ruffini Research Interest Europe Middle East and North Africa Social History Economic, Business, and Finance Pre-17th Century Office Hours Fall 2018: Wednesday 10:45-11:45 AM & 2:30-3:30 PM Education 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. Courses The Roman World in Late Antiquity Publications Books 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.