Dr Elena Ene D-Vasilescu | University of Oxford

Dr Elena Ene D-Vasilescu

Research Fellow, Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), and Wolfson College


Dr Vasilescu teaches in the fields of patristics, the history of the Church, and Byzantine Church art. Her research focuses on patristics, Byzantine, post-Byzantine, and medieval culture, hagiography, ecclesiastical art, and the relationship between text and image in late antiquity and early Christianity. 


  • Byzantine iconography
  • Church history
  • Early Christianity
  • Icon painting
  • Frescos, wall painting
  • Ecclesiastical art
  • Orthodox Christianity

Media experience

Dr Vasilescu has experience of both TV and radio interviews.


English (fluent), French (fluent), Romanian (fluent), Italian (working knowledge), Spanish (working knowledge)