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Grant Hussong

Published: July 28, 2021

Grant graduated with a B.A. in Classical Languages and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies from the University of Kansas in 2021. He is primarily interested in how texts create meaning with bodies and impairment. His classics thesis suggested that Herodotus’s Histories 1 and Sophocles’s Philoctetes employ physical impairment as narrative/thematic devices. His gender studies thesis…

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Lena Barsky

Published: July 28, 2021

Lena Barsky graduated with a B.A. in Classics: Latin (magna cum laude, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa 2013) from Brown University in 2014 and received her MPhil in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature from Oxford University, St Anne’s College in 2021. Her primary areas of interest include texts and culture of the late Roman Republic…

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Marco Saldana

Published: July 28, 2021

Marco received his B.A. in Classics and History from the University of Texas at Austin (2019) and his M.A. in Classical Languages from the University of Kansas (2021).  Marco’s M.A. thesis, “First Impressions of the Persian Other in Aeschylus and Herodotus,” investigated the portrayals of the Persians in the Persae and Book 1 of the…

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Jennifer MacPherson

Published: July 9, 2021

Jennifer received an Honours Bachelor of Arts with high distinction from the University of Toronto in 2021, double majoring in Classics and Classical Civilization, with a minor in English. Her primary areas of interest are ancient drama, particularly Aristophanic comedy and Euripidean and Senecan tragedy, and depictions of gender, sexuality, and the body. Her undergraduate…

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Tom Francis

Published: July 9, 2021

Tom received his BA in Latin and Greek from University of Richmond (2018), his Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Classical Languages from University of Pennsylvania (2019), and his MA in Classics from University of Colorado Boulder (2021). His research interests include Linguistics and Imperial and Koine Greek, and he has incorporated these interests into projects such as…

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Julianna Lewis

Published: August 16, 2020

Julianna Lewis received her B.A. in Classics, cum laude, at Bowdoin College in 2018. Her undergraduate thesis explored the use of “informal” oaths in Plato’s dialogues. She taught Latin and coached varsity swimming for two years at Wayland Academy, a college-preparatory school in Wisconsin before returning to her studies here at UCLA. Academically, Julianna is…

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Zak Gram

Published: August 11, 2020

Originally from Denmark, Zakarias received his B.A. in Classical Studies from Brigham Young University (2019, cum laude) and his M.Phil. in Classics, specializing in Ancient Philosophy, from the University of Cambridge (2020, pass with distinction). His primary interest lies in the intersections between the Greek philosophical tradition and early Christian writings. By the fourth century,…

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Liam Albrittain

Published: August 10, 2020

I graduated from Williams College in 2019 with a double major in Classics and History. During the spring of my junior year, I studied abroad at the ICCS Rome program, and during the summer took an intensive Greek course at UC Berkeley, both of which proved to be formative intellectual experiences. This year, I earned…

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Mary Anastasi

Published: August 5, 2020

Mary graduated with a B.A. in Greek and Latin (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and with highest departmental honors) from UCLA in 2019. Her undergraduate thesis, “The Same Kind of Stars: Lucretian Principles in Heroides 16-21” explored the possibility of an intertextual relationship between Ovid’s Heroides 16-21 and Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura. Mary’s current…

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Collin Moat

Published: August 15, 2019

Collin Moat received his B.A. in Classics and History from St. Olaf College (2013) and his M.A. in Classics, emphasis in Classical Philology, from the University of Arizona (2018). His M.A. thesis “Changes Over Night: An Analysis of the Aftermath of Mons Graupius in Tacitus’ Agricola” explored how the presence of agricultural imagery allows readers…

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