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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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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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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Patrick Callahan

Published: July 15, 2019

Patrick earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Classical Philology and in English from The University of Dallas, where he first studied Ancient Greek and began to consider ways in which the classical world has been received at different points in history. The intersection of his two degrees has spurred his interest in reception and historiography…

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Ben Davis

Published: July 11, 2019

Ben Davis graduated with a B.A. in Linguistics and Classics (summa cum laude) from the University of Utah in 2016 and received his M.A. in Classics from the University of Oregon in 2018.  He has presented papers at the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest (2017 and 2018) and at New York University’s Classics Graduate…

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Mariam Usmani

Published: July 9, 2019

Mariam Usmani graduated with a B.A. from DePaul University in Political Science and in Media and Cinema Studies. She earned her post-baccalaureate certificate in Classical Studies from Loyola University Chicago. and her M.A. in Museum and Exhibition studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her Master’s thesis, “Representations of the Body in Pain: Antiquities,…

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James Piper

Published: January 14, 2019

James Piper received his B.A. in Classics from the University of Washington in 2015 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).  He is fascinated by the ways that language expresses thought, both consciously and unconsciously.  He is most interested in the exploring the nuances of ancient conceptualization through a close reading of texts and through comparative…

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Rachel Morrison

Published: August 1, 2018

Rachel earned her B.A. in Classics (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Denison University in 2016. Through Denison’s Young Scholars program, she completed two summer research projects, one on Ovidian elements in Milton’s Paradise Lost and the other on gender, foreignness, and identity in Aeschylean choruses. Her undergraduate thesis examined how Shakespeare refigured Ovid in…

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Tianran Liu

Published: July 27, 2018

Tianran Liu graduated from Renmin University of China with a B.A. in Classics (2015) and from Tufts University with an M.A. in Classics (2018).  Her M.A. thesis – “Reviving and Revising the Classical Past: Studies in the Intertextuality of Lucian’s True Histories” – examines Lucian’s intertextual engagement in True Histories with the Aristophanic corpus, with the…

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