Miguel Monteiro is a PhD student in the Classical Near East specialization. He studies Classics, wrote a Masters thesis on the Renaissance humanist Leonardo Bruni, at the same time as 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, and the history of Greek language learning. Other interests include cinema, political theology, the history of capitalism, and living Latin.