Alice Hu

Assistant Professor of Classics and Humanities, Reed College


Alice received her BA from Stanford University in Classics with Honors and History in 2010. She completed her PhD in Classical Studies at Penn in 2019.

Alice is currently Assistant Professor of Classics and Humanities at Reed College. From 2018-2020, she was Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College. Before that, she was Resident Instructor at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (Centro) in Rome in 2015-2016.

Research Interests: 

Her research focuses on questions of genre and intertextuality in Latin imperial epic, and on the literature of the Flavian period, particularly in discourse about survival in the literature produced after the Civil War of 69 CE. Alice is also interested in tragedy, particularly the interaction between tragedy and epic in Latin imperial poetry; trauma and PTSD in ancient literature; and textual criticism.