MeMichaelBrad is an art historian, specializing in the material and visual culture of Late Antiquity, Byzantium, and the Middle Ages. He received his Ph.D. from Florida State University in 2016, and is currently a Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow in the department of Medieval Art and the Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is a recipient of the FSU Graduate Student Research and Creativity Award in the Arts and Humanities as well as the FSU Graduate Academic Leadership Award for the College of Fine Arts. His research has been supported by numerous grants and fellowships, including the FSU International Dissertation Semester Research Fellowship, a Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant, an A.G. Leventis Foundation Grant, and a Kress Foundation Grant. In 2015–16, he was a junior fellow in Byzantine Studies at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, D.C.