Eric J. Goldberg received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1998 and his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. He specializes in the history of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, and his research focuses on the politics and culture of the Merovingian, Carolingian, and Anglo-Saxon worlds. His first book, Struggle for Empire: Kingship and Conflict under Louis the German, 817-876, offers the first study in English of the reign of Charlemagne's grandson, Louis the German (840-876). His second book, In the Manner of the Franks: Hunting, Kingship, and Masculinity in the Early Middle Ages, explores the fascinating and little-understood history of hunting from the late Roman empire to the turn of the first millennium. Professor Goldberg has been awarded fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Study, the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Counsel for Learned Societies, the Medieval Academy of America, and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. He was a tenured professor at Williams College before coming to M.I.T. in 2009. He was born and raised in San Francisco.