Elizabeth Jeffreys

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Elizabeth Jeffreys
Born (1941-07-22) 22 July 1941 (age 76)
Academic background
Alma mater St Anne's College, Oxford
Academic work
Institutions University of Oxford
Main interests Byzantine and modern Greek language and literature
Notable works Byzantine style, religion, and civilization: in honour of Sir Steven Runciman

Elizabeth Jeffreys (born 22 July 1941) was Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford, 1996–2006. She is now Emeritus Professor, and Emeritus Fellow of Exeter College.


Elizabeth Jeffreys was educated at Blackheath High School and Girton College, Cambridge. Later in her career she gained a Bachelor of Letters (BLitt) degree from St Anne's College, Oxford.

Jeffreys taught at Mary Datchelor Girls' School (now closed), London, 1965–69, then became Senior Resident Fellow at the Warburg Institute, University of London, 1969–72. She was a Visiting Fellow at the Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies, 1972–74, then Resident Fellow at the University of Ioannina, 1974–76. She then moved to Australia as lecturer at universities in Sydney, Australia, 1976–86; Resident Fellow, University of Melbourne, 1987–89; and Resident Fellow then Senior Resident Fellow, University of Sydney, 1990–95, before returning to Oxford as fellow and professor. After retiring she held a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship 2008–09.

Jeffreys is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and honorary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford.



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