Arjan Zuiderhoek studied Greek and Roman history at the Universities of Groningen and Cambridge. After obtaining his PhD at the University of Groningen in 2006 he was Junior Research Fellow at Homerton College, Cambridge, and subsequently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Assistant Professor of Ancient History at Ghent University. Currently he is Associate Professor of Ancient History at the Department of History of Ghent University. His research focusses on the social and political history of the post-Classical Greek city, particularly during the first three centuries of Roman rule, and on ancient urban and socio-economic history more generally. He is particularly interested in historical-comparative and social-scientific or interdisciplinary approaches to Greek and Roman history.