Maria Mavroudi

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Maria Mavroudi
Born 1967
Fields history
Institutions University of California, Berkeley
Alma mater Anatolia College, University of Thessaloniki, Harvard University
Notable awards MacArthur Fellowship

Maria Mavroudi (born 1967) is a history professor at University of California, Berkeley.[1][2] Fluent in classical Greek and Arabic,[3] she also understands Coptic, Latin, and Syriac, and speaks modern Greek and English fluently. She formerly taught at Princeton University.[4]


She graduated from Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, Greece, from the University of Thessaloniki with a Philology degree, and from Harvard University with a PhD in Byzantine Studies.

She researches the recycling of the ancient tradition between Byzantium and Islam; Byzantine intellectual history; survival and transformation of Byzantine culture after 1453, along with other various topics.



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