Claudia Rapp is Professor of Byzantine Studies at the University of Vienna, Director of the Division of Byzantine Research in the Institute for Medieval Research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and Scholarly Director of the Sinai Palimpsests Project.
Her research focuses on social and cultural history, often from the angle of religious history and manuscript studies. Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity: Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition, published in 2005, was re-issued in paperback in 2013. Her most recent book, Brother-Making in Late Antiquity and Byzantium: Monks, Laymen and Christian Ritual (2016) has led to the formation of the Euchologia Project at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Funding through the Wittgenstein-Award has enabled her to assemble a team of scholars for the joint investigation of Mobility, Microstructures and Personal Agency.