Arjan Zuiderhoek is Associate Professor of Ancient History at the Department of History of Ghent University. He studied Greek and Roman history at the Universities of Groningen and Cambridge. In 2006, he obtained his PhD at the University of Groningen. Before his current post, he was Junior Research Fellow at Homerton College, Cambridge, and, subsequently, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Assistant Professor of Ancient History at Ghent University. He is an Associate Fellow of Homerton College, Cambridge. His research has focused mostly on the social and political history of Greek cities under Roman rule, their elites, civic munificence, political institutions, social structure and economy, particularly in Asia Minor. He also has a strong interest in the socio-political history of Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic poleis, and has published on Greco-Roman urban history and ancient socio-economic issues (such as labour, capital goods, food supply) more generally. He is particularly interested in historical-comparative and social-scientific/interdisciplinary approaches to Greek and Roman history. He is author of the The Politics of Munificence in the Roman Empire: Citizens, Elites and Benefactors in Asia Minor (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and of The Ancient City (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and co-editor of several volumes (on land and natural resources and on capital and investment in the Roman world, on imperial identity). Forthcoming publications include Benefactors and the Polis: The Public Gift in the Greek Cities from the Homeric World to Late Antiquity (co-edited with Marc Domingo Gygax), which will appear with Cambridge University Press.