B.A. in Classics with a Supplementary Major in Medieval Studies, summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in 2015. Entered the PhD program at Penn in 2015
Brian's primary research interests lie in the poetics, politics, and ritual background of Greek Old Comedy. His undergraduate thesis examined the pharmakos, i.e. human scapegoat, ritual as a theme in Aristophanes' Frogs.