Graduate Students

Amber Ace

Research Interests: Plato, Epicureanism (and Hellenistic philosophy more generally), Lucretius, gender and sexuality, ethics, animal studies
Cohort Year: 2015

Sophia Alkhoury

Research Interests: Ancient Greek and Roman magic; Latin poetry; satire; Senecan tragedy; gladiators in literature; observation and performance in literature
Cohort Year: 2020

Arshy Azizi

Research Interests: Homer, epic, oral-formulaic composition; the manuscript tradition, textual transmission; Alexandrian scholarship; Greek intellectual history.
Cohort Year: 2020

Kodie Bastian

Research Interests: Historiography and fictional narratives; Greek conceptions of the world; generic boundaries and requirements; philology; Armenian reception of the classical tradition.
Cohort Year: 2022

Kaicheng Fang

Research Interests: Roman political thought, Roman law, Ancient political philosophy, History of political thought, the reception of the Classical philosophical tradition.
Cohort Year: 2020

Eduardo García-Molina

Research Interests: Seleukid imperial administration and ideology; Hellenistic numismatics and epigraphy; Sexuality and ethnicity in the historiography of Eastern polities; Comparative study of imperialism and empires; Hispanic reception of Classics in the 19th and 20th cen.
Cohort Year: 2018

Julia Irons

Research Interests: ancient Mediterranean myth and religion; the cultural interface between Greece and the Near East; history and literature of Archaic Greece; music and performance; historiography; Thrace
Cohort Year: 2020

Nathan Katkin

Research Interests: Historiography of Rome in Latin and Greek; ancient ideas about government; ancient ideas about the past; prose style; Sanskrit narrative literature
Cohort Year: 2020

Eizabeth McNamara

Research Interests: Greek tragedy, especially Euripides; Senecan tragedy; theatre and performance; reception of Greek poetry in English Modernist literature
Cohort Year: 2022

Caitlin Miller

Research Interests: Archaic and Classical Greek literature, political theory, historiography, gender and sexuality, 19th- and 20th-century Classical reception.
Cohort Year: 2017

David Orsbon

Research Interests: Allegory and allegoresis; concepts of nature; the reception of the Classical literary and philosophical tradition; the intersection of science, philosophy, and literary criticism

Rik Peters

Research Interests: Ancient (Hellenistic) Philosophy, Intellectual History. Writing a dissertation on wonder (θαῦμα) and its relation to philosophy in Greco-Roman thought.
Cohort Year: 2016

Daniel Ruprecht

Research Interests: History of emotions and their poetic representations; literary translation; reception; performance; pedagogy; Renaissance classicisms.
Cohort Year: 2022