Erene Rafik Morcos

Medieval and Byzantine


Erene Rafik Morcos is studying under the supervision of Beatrice Kitzinger and Charles Barber and is completing a dissertation on the tradition of the handwritten multilingual book of Psalms titled: Mirroring the Reflections of the Soul: The Greco-Latin Psalter

After receiving her B.A. from Yale University, Erene worked as a curatorial assistant in the Manuscripts Department at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Before beginning her graduate studies at Princeton University, she also worked as a researcher for a manuscript dealer in Basel, Switzerland.  

Erene specializes in medieval art with an emphasis on medium, materiality, and language. Her current research centers around the codex and Greco-Latin multilingualism in the Mediterranean basin and Europe, with particular interest in word and image relationships, the fourteenth- and fifteenth-century manuscript trade, and the reception of Greek manuscript culture.

In addition to support from the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and the Stanley J. Seeger ‘52 Center for Hellenic Studies, Erene’s work has been supported by the A.G. Leventis Foundation and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. Erene spent the 2021–2022 academic year working on her dissertation in Rome as the recipient of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Donald and Maria Cox Rome Prize.