Laura R. Bevilacqua

Cohort Year: 2018
Research Interests: Anthropology and the Classics; Greek and Roman religions; Personifications; Cultural representations; Mythology; Reception Studies
Education: B.A., M.A. (Hons) Università degli Studi di Siena, Classics; M.A. Queen's University, Religious Studies

I'm Laura and I’m an international student. My academic journey has led me to pursue graduate studies in both Italy and Canada, immersing myself in diverse scholarly environments.

At the heart of my research lie some personifications that Cicero calls utilitates. Through a comprehensive exploration, I aim to unravel the intricate relationship between these utilitates and the realms of Roman religion and literature, focusing specifically on the Republican age. By studying the multifaceted nature of this subject, I seek to shed some light on the interplay between societal needs, religious practices, and literary expressions.