Chris Mezger is a PhD student in the Classical Near East program, specializing in Syriac philology. He is especially interested in the social and intellectual history of the first-millennium-C.E. Near East, including language contact and cultural interaction. His research interests also include historical linguistics, comparative Semitic philology, and geography.
Chris has an M.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from the Ohio State University, and a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Southern California.