Klazina Staat studied Classics and Art History and is currently Assistant professor of Latin literature and Roman cultural history at VU University Amsterdam. In spring of 2019, she defended her thesis at Ghent University on the notions of belief and credibility in a selection of late antique Latin hagiographical narratives about chaste couples. Subsequently, she was FWO-junior postdoc at Ghent University, working on late antique and early medieval travel writings of pilgrims to the Holy Land, Rome, and Constantinople. She is interested in Christian literature from the late antique and early medieval periods, which she studies from combined ancient and modern theoretical perspectives. Another field of interest is art, and the interplay of image and text in the late antique and early medieval cultural expressions.