I hail from Houston, Texas, stayed close to home in my undergraduate years (Trinity University, San Antonio) and entered the PhD program here at Princeton in 2010. My areas of specialization are especially in Greek literature, and in particular the culture of the eastern parts of the later Roman Empire. I am also interested in philosophy and the social and cultural roles of philosophers in Greco-Roman society. In my dissertation I’m planning on studying some of the more “classical” aspects of the nascent monastic movement in the 4th century (AD of course), such as its relation with philosophical retreat and Roman otium. I’m excited about precepting this Fall for CLA 209: The Roman Empire, and teaching Latin in the Spring. Get in touch too if you’re interested in conversational Attic Greek. Princetonians should all consider a visit to the Ancient Greek Table at Mathey College, 6pm on Tuesdays – οὐ μή σοι μεταμελήσει.