Maria Mavroudi (born 1967) is a history professor at University of California, Berkeley. Fluent in classical Greek and Arabic, she also understands Coptic, Latin, and Syriac, and speaks modern Greek and English fluently. She formerly taught at Princeton University.
She graduated from Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, Greece, from the University of Thessaloniki with a Philology degree, and from Harvard University with a PhD in Byzantine Studies.
She researches the recycling of the ancient tradition between Byzantium and Islam; Byzantine intellectual history; survival and transformation of Byzantine culture after 1453, along with other various topics.
- 2004 MacArthur Fellowship
- A Byzantine Book on Dream Interpretation: The Oneirocriticon of Achmet and Its Arabic Sources,
- The occult sciences in Byzantium, Editors Paul Magdalino, Maria V. Mavroudi, La Pomme d'or, 2006, ISBN 978-954-8446-02-0
- the "Oneirocriticon of Achmet" and its Arabic sources, Brill, 2002, ISBN 978-90-04-12079-2
- "Theodore Hyrtakenos' Description of the Garden of St. Anna and the Ekphrasis of Gardens", Byzantine garden culture, Editors Antony Robert Littlewood, Henry Maguire, Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn, Dumbarton Oaks, 2002, ISBN 978-0-88402-280-0