Stephen Harrison is a Greek historian with a particular interest in kingship, empire, and identity. He came to Swansea in 2016 after completing his PhD at Cambridge; the thesis, entitled Achaemenid Kingship, Alexander the Great, and the Early Seleucids challenges traditional periodization and offers new insights into the representation of monarchy. He is currently preparing a heavily-revised version of the thesis for publication. His research ranges across chronological and geographic boundaries, with a particular focus on cultural interaction. At Swansea, Dr Harrison teaches widely on subjects in Greek and Near-Eastern history, across the Classical and Hellenistic periods.