Miguel John Versluys is Associate Professor of Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology at Leiden Universiteit, Netherlands. After his Ph D in 2001 he was appointed lecturer at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and became afterwards post-doctoral research fellow at the Amsterdam Archaeological Centre. In 2010 he initiated the research project “Cultural Innovation in a Globalising Society. Egypt in the Roman World” which was granted by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Besides his affiliation with Leiden Universiteit he was conducter of excavations in Commagene (SE Anatolia) in the framework of the international Nemrud Dağ Project and guest professor at the Université Toulouse in 2011.
His research mainly deals with the cultural interaction in the Hellenistic and Roman Mediterranean, Near East and Egypt. During his research stay at Topoi he will be part of the research project (B-4-4) Shifting Things and Identities and the Key Topic Innovations. His investigations will question early globalization processes and particularly the interrelations of “bilingualism” and “hybridity”.