Ph.D. (Comparative Literature) University of Chicago
M.A. (Divinity) University of Chicago
B.A. (English and anthropology) University of Michigan
Greek and Roman mythology
Ancient theories of signs and interpretation
Dreams and divination
The Cambridge Companion to Allegory, ed. with Rita Copeland (2010).
The Birth of the Symbol: Ancient Readers at the Limits of their Texts (2004); Goodwin Award of Merit, American Philological Association, 2007.
Divine Signs and Human Nature: An Intellectual History of Divination in Antiquity