Position: Graduate Student
I received my BA from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where I studied Greek, Latin, Russian, and Chinese.
Within Classics I tend to like historical and comparative linguistics, comparative poetics, metrics, and genre. I’m also interested in many other languages and literatures which fall outside of Classics as a discipline, both ancient and modern, eastern and western. I love learning languages, and I’m interested in issues of language pedagogy (especially classical languages), first- and second-language acquisition, and bilingualism.
My dissertation is a new commentary on Plautus’ Persa (the first in English) which looks at the play in light of recent scholarship on Old Latin, metatheatrics, translation, and issues of slavery and race in the ancient world.
You can find me at the spoken Latin and Ancient Greek tables (Wednesday nights in Mathey dining hall), and you should hit me up if you want to try some spoken Sanskrit.