Julio Vega-Payne

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Julio Vega-Payne earned his PhD in classics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. As a UCLA Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, he will research representations of the natural world in Homeric poetry and how ancient models of the relationship between humans and the environment can be placed in a productive dialogue with modern ways of thinking about the current environmental crisis. Vega-Payne will be mentored by Alex Purves, professor in the Department of Classics.