Dane Smith

Position title: TA: History 307 with Professor Kleijwegt

Email: dssmith22@wisc.edu

Advisor: Leonora Neville

Office: 4271 Mosse Humanities Building
Mailbox: 4055 Mosse Humanities Building
Office Hours: Wed: 12pm-2pm



My research focuses on ethnicity, religious identity, race, and other conceptions of difference in Byzantium. I am particularly interested in the historical anthropology and how conceptions of human difference manifested in state and popular actions.

On the side I am interested in how the European Middle Ages are depicted in modern media and the use of history by political actors.


M.A., New York University
B.A., University of Pittsburgh


  • European History

MA Title

  • “Byzantium & Barbarians: Roman Identity in the 8th-13th Centuries”