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James Macksoud

James Macksoud

I am a PhD Candidate on the Ancient History track whose temporal focus is the Roman Principate. In the broadest sense, I would say that my thematic interests center on the formal and informal political, economic, military, and ideological institutions and hierarchies around and through which ancient societies were ordered. In particular, I am focused on the interplay between local and imperial political and economic networks of power in the high Roman Empire and the impact these interactions had on the long-term development of the administrative structures of the Roman state. I also have a longstanding interest in both modern and pre-modern demography, particularly migration regimes as well as population size and distribution. Prior to attending Stanford, I earned a B.A. in History from Columbia University and an MPhil in Classics from the University of Cambridge as well as a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Greek and Latin from Rutgers University.

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