Miguel Monteiro is a PhD student in the Classical Near East specialization. He received his BA in Classics (Philosophy Minor) from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and his MA in Classics (Poetics and Hermeneutics) from the same University with a thesis on the Renaissance humanist Leonardo Bruni, during which time he did an exchange program at the La Sapienza University. Later he studied Greek and Latin at the Accademia Vivarium Novum in Rome and Arabic and Hebrew at the Polis Institute in Jerusalem. His research has covered pre-modern practices of slavery, Christian Arabic literature, the history of Greek language learning.
Other interests include cinema, political theology, the history of capitalism, and living Latin.