Dimitris Krallis holds a doctorate in history from the University of Michigan. He joined the History Department and the Hellenic Studies program at SFU in the fall of 2006 as a Byzantine Historian. His book, Michael Attaleiates and the Politics of Imperial Decline in Eleventh-century Byzantium, examines the uses of history and historiography in the context of eleventh-century political and cultural debates by focusing on the work of the judge and historian Michael Attaleiates. In collaboration with professor Anthony Kaldellis at the Ohio State University Dr Krallis translated the History of Michael Attaleiates for the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library series. He has also completed the first draft of his next book project, which will take readers on a tour of eleventh century Byzantium. His recent work ranges from explorations of Roman republican ideas in Byzantium to the place of Byzantine culture in modern post-secularist discourses.