Matthew Kinloch is currently the VIT-BSRC fellow in Byzantine and Renaissance history working on his own project on “Minor Characters across Historiographies: A Comparative Narratological Analysis of Urban Populations in the Histories of Doukas and Leonardo Bruni”. His current work focuses on the production of urban populations as characters in historical narrative. His wider research interests include narrative, narratology, representation, deconstruction, semiotics, the philosophy of historiography, gender and queer theory, and reception studies. He has previously been a fellow in Byzantine studies at Dumbarton Oaks, a postdoctoral researcher in the Division for Byzantine Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, as part of the project Mobility, Microstructures and Personal Agency in Byzantium, and lectured at Masaryk University, Brno. He holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford (2014-18), an MRes from the University of Birmingham (2013-14), and a BA from the University of Durham (2010-13). He has also spent time as a Gästdoktorand in Greek linguistics and philology at Uppsala University.