Prizes and Placement

Prizes

Lakshmi Ramgopal has been awarded the Rome Prize  for 2014–2015 by the American Academy of Rome to complete her dissertation. Titled “Romans Abroad: Associations of Roman Citizens from the Second Century B.C.E. to the Third Century C.E.,” her project investigates the cultural practice and function of associations of Roman citizens in the Mediterranean world.

Placement

Emily Jusino, who defended November 2013 (“Misleading Reports, False Resolutions, and Sophoclean Dramaturgy”) has accepted a one-year visiting assistant professorship at Duke University for 2014–2015.

Paul Keen, who defended in November 2012 (“Land of Experiment: The Ptolemies and the Development of Hellenistic Cyprus, 312-58 BC”) and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor at Valparaiso University (Indiana), has accepted an offer for a tenure track position in the History department at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, starting Autumn 2014.

Jacobo Myerston Santana defended in March 2014 his dissertation on “The Reception of Mesopotamian Etymologizing in Early Greek Poetry and Cosmogony” and is now Assistant Professor in the Literature Department at the University of California, San Diego.

Megan Nutzman, who has defended in July 2014 (“A Hotbed of Healing: Ritual Cures in Roman and Late Antique Syria-Palestine”), has accepted an offer for a tenure-track position in the History Department of Old Dominion University (Virginia), starting Autumn 2014.

Harriet Fertik, Chicago Classics BA 2008, has been offered a tenure-track position at the University of New Hampshire, starting Autumn 2014.