PhD Recipients

Coleman Connelly

Classical Philology, May 2016

Dissertation           "Contesting the Greek Past in Ninth-Century Baghdad"
Current Position     Visiting Assistant Professor, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University

Rebecca Katz

Ancient History, May 2016

Dissertation           "Arma virumque: The Significance of Spoils in Roman Culture"
 

Sarah Lannom

Classical Philology, May 2016

Dissertation           "Pindaric Aspects of Ovid's Metamorphoses"
Current Position     Teacher at The Brearley School
 

Sarah Rous

Classical Archaeology, May 2016

Dissertation           "Ancient Upcycling: Social Memory and the Reuse of Marble in Athens"

David Camden

Classical Philology, November 2016

Dissertation           "Medicine and Cosmology in Classical Greece: First Principles in Early Greek Medicine"
Current Position     Classics Teacher, St. Paul's School
 

Tyler Flatt

Classical Philology, March 2017

Dissertation          "Redeeming Epic: Furor, Classical Tradition, and Christian Cosmos in Late Antiquity"
Current Position    Assistant Professor of Humanities, Boyce College 
 

Alexander Forte

Classical Philology, May 2017

Dissertation           "Tracing Homeric Metaphor"
Current Position     Visiting Assistant Professor of The Classics, Colgate University
 

Amy Koenig

Classical Philology, May 2017

Dissertation           "The Tongueless Nightingale: Loss of Voice in the Literature of the Roman Empire"
Current Position     Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, Hamilton College

Rebecca Miller Brown

Classical Philology, May 2015

Dissertation          "The Roman Odysseus"
Current Position    Assistant Director, Graduate Student Programming, The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University

Saskia Dirkse

Byzantine Greek, May 2015

Dissertation           "The Great Mystery: Death, Memory and the Archiving of Monastic Culture in Late Antique Religious Tales"
Current Position     Postdoctoral Fellow at the ParaTexBib project, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
 

Erika Nickerson

Classical Philology, May 2015

Dissertation           "The Measure of All Things: Natural Hierarchy in Roman Republican Thought"
Current Position     Operations Administrator, Cambridge Associates

Sergios Paschalis

Classical Philology, May 2015

Dissertation           "Tragic palimpsests: The reception of Euripides in Ovid’s Metamorphoses"
Current Position     Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of the Classics, Harvard University
 

Julian Yolles

Medieval Latin, May 2015

Dissertation           "Latin literature and Frankish culture in the Crusader States (1098–1187)"
Current Position     Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for Medieval Literature, University of Southern Denmark in Odense

Daniel Bertoni

Classical Philology, May 2014

Dissertation           "The Cultivation and Conceptualization of Exotic Plants in the Greek and Roman Worlds"
Current Position     Executive Office Research Associate, California Office of the Attorney General
 

Vladimir Bošković

Modern Greek, May 2014

Dissertation           "The Ethos of Language and the Ethical Philosophy of Odysseus Elytis"
Current Position     Content Analyst at Tech Firefly, Google
 

Claire Bubb

Classical Philology, May 2014

Dissertation           "Galen's Anatomy: Audience and Context"
Current Position     Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow of Classical Literature and Science, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University
 

Tom Keeline

Classical Philology, May 2014

Dissertation           "A Rhetorical Figure: Cicero in the Early Empire"
Current Position     Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
 

Andrea Kouklanakis

Classical Philology, November 2013

Dissertation           "Satire, Blame Poetics, and the Suitors in the Homeric Odyssey"
Current Position    Teacher of Latin, Greek, and Humanities, Bard High School Early College, New York; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Hunter College, New York
 

Julia Scarborough

Classical Philology, May 2014

Dissertation           "The Silent Shepherd: Pastoral as a Tragic Strategy in Virgil’s Aeneid"
Current Position     Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, Amherst College

Robert Cioffi

Classical Philology, May 2013

Dissertation           "Imaginary Lands: Ethnicity, Exoticism, and Narrative in the Ancient Novel"
Current Position     Assistant Professor of Classics, Bard College
 

Lauren Curtis

Classical Philology, May 2013

Dissertation          "On with the Dance! Imagining the Chorus in Augustan Poetry"
Current Position    Assistant Professor of Classics, Bard College
 

Tiziana D'Angelo

Classical Archaeology, May 2013

Dissertation           "Painting Death with the Colors of Life: Funerary wall painting in South Italy (IV-II BCE)"
Current Position     Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham
 

Andrew Johnston

Ancient History, December 2012

Dissertation           "The Sons of Remus: Memory, Community, and the Construction of Local Identity in Roman Gaul and Spain"
Current Position     Associate Professor of Classics, Yale University
 

Duncan Macrae

Ancient History, May 2013

Dissertation           "The Books of Numa: Writing, Intellectuals and the Making of Roman Religion"
Current Position     Assistant Professor of Classics, University of California, Berkeley

Christopher Parrott

Classical Philology, May 2013

Dissertation           "The Geography of the Roman World in Statius’ Silvae"
Current Position     Visiting Assistant Professor, Providence College
 

Richard Short

Classical Philology, December 2012

Dissertation           "Religion in Cicero"
Current Position     Co-founder and Director of Finance and Operations, Costello Medical
 

Yvona Trnka-Amrhein

Classical Philology, May 2013

Dissertation           "A Study of The Sesonchosis Novel"
Current Position     Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder

Charles Bartlett

Ancient History, November 2017

Dissertation           "Roman Political Economy and Legal Change: The Effects of Empire on Property in Roman Law"
Current Position     Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University
 

Gregory Mellen

Classical Philology, May 2018

Dissertation          "Deliberative Fictions: Isocrates' Assembly Speeches"
Current Position     Lecturer, Harvard University

Monica Park

Ancient History, May 2018

Dissertation           "The Mortal Divine: Callimachus and the Making of an Imperial Theology"
Current Position     Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University
 

Marco Romani Mistretta

Classical Philology, May 2018

Dissertation           "Invention and Discovery in Greek and Roman Thought"
Current Position     Outreach Manager, Paideia Institute
 

James Townshend

Classical Philology, March 2018

Dissertation           "Horace and the Ancient Grotesque"
Current Position     Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Miami
 

David Ungvary

Medieval Latin, May 2018

Dissertation           "Verse and Conversion: Poetship, Christianity, and the Transformation of the Roman World, AD 400–700"
Current Position     Assistant Professor, Bard College
 

Katherine van Schaik

Ancient History, May 2018

Dissertation           "Medical Decision Making in Greco-Roman Antiquity"
Current Position     Resident in Diagnostic Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Postdoctoral Research Affiliate, Program in Science, Religion, and Culture, Harvard University