Daniela Mairhofer grew up in the Tyrolean Alps (Thiersee, Austria). A classical philologist, she received a Ph.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Innsbruck, where she was also trained as a manuscript expert. Professor Mairhofer joined the Classics department at Princeton in September 2016, after having taught the Classics for two years at the University of Vienna. Prior to that, over the period of six-and-a-half years, Mairhofer held four different research positions at Oxford University, where she also taught.
Professor Mairhofer’s research focuses primarily on Latin language and literature, with a particular interest in Late and Medieval Latin, on textual transmission and criticism, paleography and codicology, textual materiality, and the reception of the classics in the Latin West, including philosophy. She is currently working on a monograph and a critical edition (with commentary and translation) of a Medieval Latin text with the charming title Totum nihil.
Professor Mairhofer is an executive committee member of the Program in Medieval Studies. Read her full bio on the Department of Classics website.