Thanasis Sotiriou is a PhD candidate in Byzantine History at the University of Crete. His research interests lie in Byzantine social and economic structure, and his doctoral thesis concerns the Late Byzantine petty aristocracy. He was a PhD fellow at ANAMED (Koç University, Istanbul) in 2019-20, and for his PhD he received a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY). Since 2015, he has been a member of the Amorium Urban Archaeology Project (IMS/ FORTH), and he is an ongoing participant in the excavation of the Byzantine city of Amorium in central Anatolia (Anadolu University). He was a doctoral researcher at the project “Archaeological evidence for Byzantine Wine-production in Asia Minor (7th-9th c.): the case-study of Amorion,” (Academy of Athens), and he is currently working at the research project BALΑA (IMS/ FORTH).