Postdoctoral Associates 2013-2014

Postdoctoral Associates in Liturgical Studies

Nina Glibetic, Ph.D.

Nina Glibetic specializes in Byzantine liturgical history. She recently received her doctorate summa cum laude from the Oriental Institute (Rome), where she completed the first comprehensive study dedicated to the medieval history of Byzantine eucharistic practices among the South Slavs. In her research, Glibetic places a particular emphasis on Greek and Slavic liturgical manuscripts of the Euchologion (the Byzantine Missal and Sacramentary). She has edited numerous liturgical sources from the Balkan Peninsula and the Middle East. Her research specialization intersects with the fields of religious history, theology, paleography and codicology.

During her time at Yale, Glibetic will elaborate upon her study of the early Balkan liturgical corpus by examining the so-called preparatory rites of the Byzantine eucharistic celebration. These rites include the preparation and ritualized entrance of a priest into the church building, the presbyteral and diaconal vesting and the Prothesis rite. Because these rites are connected to the more general themes of sacred space and liturgal piety, Glibetic will expand her research to include these themes. She will also teach a course dedicated to the place and role of women in Byzantine worship throughout history and today. B.A. - McGill University (Montreal, Quebec); B.Th. – Università San Tommaso d’Aquino “Angelicum” (Rome); S.T.L. – Università San Tommaso d’Aquino “Angelicum” (Rome); Ph.D. – Oriental Institute (Rome).



Gabriel Radle, Ph.D.

Gabriel Radle completed his doctorate at the Oriental Institute (Rome) in 2012. His research focuses on Greek liturgical history. He has published the second oldest text of the Byzantine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, found in the manuscript Sinai NF/ MG 22, and has released a number of studies concerning the Byzantine rite of marriage. His doctoral thesis was the first comprehensive analysis of the oldest Greek sources of nuptial rites and included over fifty manuscripts from different regions of the hellenophone Mediterranean. At Yale, he will prepare his thesis for publication as the first monograph on the history of Byzantine marriage ritual. B.Ph., Università San Tommaso d’Aquino “Angelicum” (Rome); B.A., Gregorian University; M.A., Oriental Institute; Ph.D., Oriental Institute.


ISM Postdoctoral Associate

Örgü Dalgiç, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Christian Art and Architecture.

Orgu Dalgic’s research interests focus on the visual culture of the early Christian and Byzantine Mediterranean, particularly Asia Minor; floor mosaics; topography and monuments of Constantinople; and cross-cultural encounters in the Mediterranean, with a particular focus on interactions of Greco-Roman, Byzantine and Early Islamic visual cultures. She most recently held a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Byzantine Arts and Archaeology at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC. She also served as a Distinguished Lecturer at Catholic University, Department of Art. B.A., Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey; M.A., Ph.D. Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.