Olga Karagiorgou is Topoi Fellow from June 6 to August 31, 2018 within the project (B-5-3) Authorization of early Christian knowledge claims in Asia Minor and Greece. She studied Byzantine Archaeology at the University of Athens and the University of Oxford. In 2002 she finished her PhD-thesis on “Urbanism and Economy in Late Antique Thessaly (3rd–7th century A.D.): The archaeological Evidence”.

After finishing her PhD-thesis, she was research assistant in the project “The Prosopography of the Byzantine World” at King’s College London directed by Michael Jeffreys until 2004. From 2004 till 2008 she was junior researcher, and since 2008 until today an assistant researcher at the Research Centre for the Study of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art of the Academy of Athens. She also has been a lecturer at the Hellenic Open University since 2010. Her archaeological expertise is well-founded through the participation in several excavations in Greece, Syria and Turkey.