I teach courses in classical languages, literature, and culture, including Roman and Greek history and ancient religions. My research focuses on the intersection of poetry and religion, and I am particularly interested in the construction of authority, forms of efficacious speech, and the voices of women. I am also interested in these topics across disciplinary boundaries and approach classics through an interdisciplinary lens in both teaching and research.
Areas of Expertise
- Greek Literature
- Myth, Magic, and Ancient Religion
- Greek and Latin Epigraphy
- Speech and Narrative Authority
- Elementary Latin I (LAT 101)
- Roman Historians (LAT 330)
- Greek History (HIST 240)
- Elementary Latin II (LAT 102)
- Ancient Religions (HIST 250)
- Roman History (HIST 241)
- Ph.D., Classics, The Ohio State University
- M.A., Classical Studies, Indiana University
- B.A., Humanities, Providence College
Publications & Articles
- “The Past Made Present: Mythic References and Pragmatic Effects in Sappho.” American Journal of Philology 140.3 (2019), 413-438.
- “Speech Acts and Embedded Narrative Structure in the Getty Hexameters.” Archiv für Religionsgeschichte17.1 (2016), 139-164.
- Invited to participate in the workshop Myth as Religious Knowledge at Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen, Germany (December 2018).
- Co-organized What’s So Funny: Discovering and Interpreting Humor in the Ancient World, an international, interdisciplinary conference at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio (April 2018).
- Female solidarity in Greek literature
- Religious knowledge and narrative authority