Klazina Staat studied Classics (MA 2013) at the VU University Amsterdam and Art History (BA 2014) at the University of Amsterdam. She also obtained a teaching degree in Classics at the VU University (2014) and taught Latin and Greek in high school. Her research interests are literature and art from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. In April 2019, she will defend her PhD-thesis at Ghent University, called 'In Good Faith. Belief and Credibility in Late Antique Latin Hagiographical Narratives of Chaste Spouses'. The project is part of the research project 'Novel Saints: Studies in Ancient Fiction in Hagiography' at Ghent University, supervised by prof. dr. Koen De Temmerman and funded by the European Research Council.
In January-March and May 2019, she is a guest researcher at the Royal Netherlandish Institute in Rome (KNIR), where she prepares a new research project on late antique and early medieval travel guides (itineraria) in Latin and Greek, supported by a KNIR stipend for early career researchers.