Frederik Vervaet received his PhD from Ghent University as a Research Fellow of the Research Foundation - Flanders. After graduation he moved to UC Berkeley where he spent the academic years 2002-2004 as Francqui Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation and Lecturer in the Departments of Classics (Fall 2003) and History (Spring 2004). This was followed by a three-year stint as Assistant Professor back at Ghent University, including a term at Oxford as Visiting Scholar at Wolfson College and Research Associate of the Classics Centre. He joined Melbourne's promising new interdisciplinary School of Historical Studies in June 2007. In the northern autumn of 2010, he spent three months at the Academia Belgica as a Visiting Fellow of the BeIgian Historical Institute in Rome. In May 2011 he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies.