The social, political, cultural and religious history of the ancient Mediterranean with a focus on Late Republican Rome and the Roman Empire and questions of individuality and community in this period; Latin historiography and literature; theoretical and methodological questions related to writing history, including practice theory, embodiment and the study of gender; Latin epigraphy, prosopography, paleography, and archaeological, art historical and numismatic evidence for the Roman Empire; psychology and the history of trauma in the ancient world
The Religion of Senators in the Roman Empire: Power and the Beyond (2010, Cambridge University Press)
With co-editor J. Knust, Sacrifice in the Ancient Mediterranean. Images, Acts, Meanings. (2011, Oxford University Press)
2017: “Statuary and ritualization in imperial Italy,” Ritual matters: material residues and ancient religions. Ed. by J. Knust, C. Moser. Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome. Suppl. XII., 87-99.
2015: “Gendered agents and embodied religious experience,” Blackwell Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World. Edited by R. Raja, J. Rüpke. 120-130.
2014: “A paradigm of Roman priestly groups? Reconsidering membership in the “religious” collegia of early imperial Italy,” in Sacerdos. Figura del sacro nella società Romana. Ed. by G. Urso. I convegni della Fondazione Niccolò Canussio 12, 239-258.
2013: “Health-care and self-care: religious aspects of health and illness among the imperial elite,” in: J. Rüpke and G. Woolf (eds.) Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE. (Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum 76.) Tübingen, 221-242.
2012: “’To forgive is divine:’ gods as models and guides of forgiveness in early imperial Rome,” in C. Griswold, D. Konstan (eds.) Ancient Forgiveness. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 115-133.
2011-12: (With R. Ast, R. Bagnall and A. Drine) “Two Latin accounts on amphora walls from Gigthi,” Analecta Papyrologica 23-24, 205-236.
2011: “Political murder and sacrifice: from republic to empire,” in J.W. Knust, Zs. Várhelyi (eds.), Sacrifice in the Ancient Mediterranean. Images, Acts, Meanings. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 125-141.
2009: With R.S. Bagnall, “Sites, stratigraphy and materials: ostraka,” in:
A. Drine, E. Fentress, R. Holod (eds.), Studies on Jerba. JRA Supplement, Portsmouth, 330-340.
2008: “Finding a place for religion in Roman historiography: between the Scylla of the Roman Empire and the Charybdis of Late Antiquity,” G. Németh (ed.), Kalendae. Studia sollemnia in memoriam I. Sarkady (Hungarian Polis Studies 16.) Debrecen, 337-344.
2007: “The specters of Roman imperialism: the live burials of Gauls and Greeks in Rome,” Classical Antiquity 26, 277-304.