I am a Greek historiographer with strong interests in Presocratic philosophy and Greek literature. My dissertation, The New Science: Herodotus’ Historical Inquiry and Presocratic Philosophy, explores the intersection of historical and philosophical knowledge in Herodotus’ Histories. Building on the work of Nestle, Dihle, and Rosalind Thomas, I call into question the extent to which it is appropriate to separate the concerns of the nascent genre of history from the sixth- and fifth-century debates animating the philosophers and sophists.
My interest in historiography extends beyond the Classical period, however, and I am currently working with Tim Rood and John Marincola on a project that is investigating notions of anachronism in antiquity. My research on this focuses upon the use of anachronism in the Histories of the Hellenistic historian Polybius.
I hold a B.A. (2007) in Greek and Latin from Florida State University, and an M. St. in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature from Christ Church, Oxford (2009).
I have taught ancient Greek at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels; Greek drama (in translation); and served as a teaching assistant in Greek mythology.