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 teached Latin and Greek in high school. Her research interests are literature and art from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Currently she is doing a PhD-project at Ghent University, called 'Partners in Chastity: Heroism and Fictionality in Latin Late Antique Lives of Virgin 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.