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Ines Murzaku

Department of Religion
Seton Hall University
United States of America


Dr. Ines Angeli Murzaku is Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Founding Chair of the Department of Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University. A specialist in Byzantine and Catholic Church History, Dr. Murzaku teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Church History and Theology focusing on Mediterranean Christianity, Monasticism, Eastern Christianity and Ecumenism. She also serves on the editorial advisory boards of the Bolletino della Badia Greca di Grottaferrata and Religion in Eastern Europescholarly journals and is very involved in inter-religious, inter-faith and ecumenical dialogue with various international government and non-government organizations. Dr. Murzaku previously served as the vice-president of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) and as a board member of Christians Associated for Relationships with Eastern Europe (CAREE). Dr. Murzaku has won several prestigious grants, including an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant (SSHRC), and has won three Fulbright Senior Research Scholar Awards for research in Italy and Slovenia. Currently, Dr. Murzaku is co-authoring a translation and critical edition of the Life of St Neilos of Rossanofor Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard University, and is also working on a book project entitled Greek Monasticism in Southern Italy, 1000-1500 for Ashgate Publishing.

Research Interest

Byzantine and Catholic Church History.


  • • Monastic Tradition in Eastern Christianity and the Outside World A Call to Dialogue Eastern Christian Studies 19, Leuven: Peeters Press, 2013

  • • Forthcoming: Medieval Italo-Greek Monasticism from St. Neilos to Cardinal Bessarion (1000-1500), Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015

  • • Forthcoming: Monasticism in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Republics Monasticism in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Republics (Ed.) Routledge Religion, Society and Government in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet States Series, New York and Oxford: Routledge c/o Taylor & Francis, Inc., September, 2015

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