Alexandria Istok

Instructor of Classics


  • Current PhD Candidate in Classics at New York University
  • MA, Classics, New York University
  • MA, Early Christian Studies, University of Notre Dame
  • BA, Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Language and Culture, University of Alabama


Alexandria is currently writing her dissertation on constructions of Roman power and reimaginings of Empire in early Christian apologies written in the second and third centuries CE. Her research interests include the so-called “Second Sophistic,” early Christianity, Greek rhetoric in Late Antiquity, and early Syriac literature.