RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
Roman history, especially cultural and intellectual history; Roman religion; Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism; Early Christianity; Epigraphy; History of law in antiquity.
Assistant Professor of Classics, University of California, Berkeley, From July 2016.
Assistant Professor of Classics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. From August 2013 to June 2016.
PhD Ancient History. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. 2013.
BA (Hons) Classics. Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. 2007.
Legible Religion: Books, Gods and Rituals in Roman Culture. 2016, Harvard University Press.
Articles and Book Chapters
“Invitus Invitam: A window allusion in Suetonius’ Titus” Classical Quarterly 65.1 (2015): 415-418.
“Diligentissumus investigator antiquitatis? ‘Antiquarianism’ and historical evidence between Republican Rome and the early modern Republic of Letters” Submitted to editors for volume on Historical Evidence and Historiography in Republican Rome.
“‘The Laws of the Rites and the Priests’: Varro and late Republican Roman Sacral Jurisprudence” Submitted to editors for volume on Varro.
“Mercury and Materialism: Images of Mercury and the Tabernae of Pompeii” Submitted to editors for volume on Hermes and Mercury.
Reviews and Encyclopedia Entries
“Review: Jörg Rüpke, Religion in Republican Rome: Rationalization and Ritual Change” American Journal of Philology 134.3 (2013): 510-514.
“Review: Gallia, A.B. Remembering the Roman Republic: culture, politics and history under the Principate” Mnemosyne 66.2 (2013): 353-356.
“Sulpicia, Augustan poet,” “Sulpicia, Flavian poet,” “T. Vestricius Spurinna” and “Cornelius Fuscus” for The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, eds. R. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. Champion, A. Erskine and S. Huebner (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).
“Review: James H. Richardson and Federico Santangelo (eds.), Priests and State in the Roman World” Journal of Religion in Europe 5.4 (2012): 528-530.
University of California, Berkeley, Department of Classics
Graduate: Polytheism in Rome (Seminar, Fall 2016)
Undergraduate: Classical Mythology (Spring 2017); Republican Latin (intermediate Latin, Spring 2017)
University of Cincinnati, Department of Classics
Graduate: History Seminars (Spring 2016: Augustine and Rome; Fall 2014: Religion in the Roman Republic); Roman Historical Problems (Fall 2013; Fall 2015); Roman Historical Documents (Spring 2014)
Undergraduate: Greek History (Fall 2013; Fall 2015); Roman History (Spring 2014; Spring 2015; Spring 2016); Livy (Spring 2015)
Harvard University, Department of the Classics
Instructor: Greek: Grammar Review and Reading (Antiphon and Thucydides); Classics Junior Seminar: Egypt in the Greco-Roman World; Latin: Beginning Latin.
Teaching Fellow: Roman Culture and Civilization; General Education: Institutional Violence and Public Spectacle: the case of the Roman Games; General Education: Rome of Augustus; Roman Culture and Civilization).
Graduate Fellowship, Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (declined), 2012-2013
Anna Marnoy Feldberg Financial Aid Fund, Center of Jewish Studies, Harvard University, 2011
Research Scholarship, Fondation Hardt, Geneva, Switzerland, 2011
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Merit Fellowship, Harvard University, 2011
Kavinoky Summer Fellowship, Center of Jewish Studies, Harvard University, 2010
RECENT PAPERS DELIVERED
“Late Antique Roman Antiquarianism: History of Silence or the Silence of History?” Finding the Present in the Distant Past The Cultural Meaning of Antiquarianism in Late Antiquity, Ghent University, May, 2016.
“Books and the Invention of a Roman Religion.” Invited Speaker. Department of Classics and World Religions, Ohio University, November, 2015.
“Diligentissumus investigator antiquitatis? Rethinking ‘antiquarianism’ and historical evidence in Republican Rome.” Omnium annalium monumenta: Historical Evidence and Historical Writing in Republican Rome, Institutum Romanum Finlandiae and the British School at Rome, October, 2013.
“Catullus the Antiquarian: Catullus 17 and Late Republican Antiquarian Discourse.” American Philological Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, January, 2012.