Prizes and Placements

Jonah Radding selected to receive the 2016 Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Award This award acknowledges outstanding scholarly contributions of a doctoral student's dissertation project in the Division of the Humanities and is presented in recognition of Jonah's work in his dissertation "Politics and Poetics: Tradition, Genre and Poetic Innovation in Euripidean Tragedy." Congratulations Jonah!

PhD Student Andrew Horne has been awarded a Rome Prize fellowship. He will be spending the 2016-7 academic year at the American Academy in Rome. Learn more about the Rome Prize here.

Lakshmi Ramgopal (PhD '16) has taken a position as Visiting Assistant Professor at Trinity College's Department of Classics! Lakshmi will be a two year Visiting Assistant Professor at Trinity College's Department of Classics where she will teach Travel in Antiquity and The Classical Tradition in British India. She will also be completing the manuscript of her dissertation book, Romans Abroad: Associations of Roman Citizens from the Second Century BCE to the Third Century CE, and a chapter on mobility for Carlos Noreña's edited volume Cultural History of Western Empires, which Bloomsbury UK will publish in 2018.

Walter Shandruk (PhD '16) has taken a new position as Statistical Analysis Project Manager for the CRESCAT Project at the Oriental Institute! Walter will work for the CRESCAT Project (Computational Research Ecosystem for Scientific Collaboration on Ancient Topics) under the supervision of Alain Bresson and Sandra Schloen to assist with analyzing by statistical methods (regression, principal components, network analysis...) data from ancient coin hoards. This position requires a Ph.D. and an expertise in manipulation of social science data by statistical methods.

Edward Dandrow, PhD '09, has been offered (and has accepted) a tenure-track assistant professorship in ancient history at the University of Central Florida.

Julie Mebane's article, "Pompey's Head and the Body Politic in Lucan's De Bello Civili" has been accepted for publication and will appear in TAPA 146.1 (Spring 2016).

Kassandra Jackson has been awarded the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship for 2015-16.

Andrew Horne has been awarded an Intensive Language Course Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD for the upcoming summer. He will spend two months in Freiburg.

Teresa Danze, PhD'12, has been offered a tenure-track position in the Classics Department at the University of Dallas (April 2015).

Julie Mebane received the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) "Presidential Award for the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper at the Annual Meeting" for her paper, "Fighting over Rome's Corpus: Competing Metaphors of the Body Politic in the Catilinarian Conspiracy."

Geoffrey Benson, PhD'13, has been offered a tenure track appointment at Colgate University (April 2015).

Emily Jusino, PhD'14, has accepted a two-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and Classics at the University of Rochester (April 2015).

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.

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 will defend 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.