Professor Marinis has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including the Aidan Kavanagh Prize for Outstanding Scholarship at Yale, a fellowship at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., the S.C. and P.C. Coleman Senior Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a membership at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In 2015–2017 he will be a Humboldt fellow at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. Professor Marinis has published on a variety of topics ranging from early Christian tunics decorated with New Testament scenes to medieval tombs, graffiti, and Byzantine transvestite nuns. His monograph on the interchange of architecture and ritual in the medieval churches of Constantinople was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. His second book, on concepts of the afterlife in Byzantium, is forthcoming also from Cambridge University Press in 2016. Before coming to Yale he was the first holder of the Kallinikeion Chair of Byzantine Art at Queens College, CUNY.
B.A. University of Athens; D.E.A. Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne; M.A.R. Yale University; L.M.S. Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto; Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign