Geoffrey Nathan

Geoffrey NathanLecturer
Office: AL 511 | Phone: (619) 594-5944
Email: [email protected]

Geoffrey Nathan, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles, 1996) is a lecturer in the History Department at San Diego State. He received his B.A. in History from U.C. Berkeley, his M.A. in Medieval History from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in Roman History from UCLA.  Prior to his employment at SDSU, he was Continuing Lecturer of Roman History in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and still holds an Honorary Senior Lecturership there. 

He has taught broadly in the areas of ancient western and medieval history, at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He has published broadly on the area of Roman family history, focusing on the period of Late Antiquity.  These include The Family in Late Antiquity (Routledge 2000) and more recently Mediterranean Families in Antiquity (with Sabine Huebner, Wiley-Blackwell 2017). He has won several awards, including most recently as a NEH Summer Scholar in 2017.  He currently is working on two research projects: one focusing on refugees in the Later Roman Empire and a cultural biography of the late Roman/early Byzantine aristocrat Anicia Juliana.