Position: Graduate Student
I was born and raised in Montreal. I became fascinated by ancient history during CEGEP (Quebec’s pre-university college system) and later received my BA and MA in Classics from McGill University. I wrote my MA thesis on ambitus (electoral bribery) in the late Roman Republic under the supervision of Professors Hans Beck and Michael Fronda. In my thesis, I explore the social and political functions of ambitus and examine the reasons for the proposal and adoption of laws against this practice.
I began my Ph.D in Classics (Program in the Ancient World) at Princeton in 2012. Although my research has mainly focused on Republican Rome, I am more generally interested in aristocratic competition, anti-"corruption" legislation, the role of rhetoric in shaping public policy, and the relationship between elites and non-elites in both the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. This semester, I am looking forward to seminars on Polybius, Roman history and numismatics. In addition to ancient history, I love rock and punk music, playing guitar, hiking, reading fiction and David Bowie. I'm also hoping to find some people in Princeton to play floor hockey with, so send me an e-mail if that's you!