I received my Ph.D. in Classics from Columbia University in 2018 after receiving my M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge and M.A. from Princeton University.
In my research, I take a diverse range of approaches to the intellectual history of the early imperial period. I am currently at work on a monograph entitled Persius’ Autopsy: Examining the Satirical Corpus, which proposes an iambic model for understanding the Neronian poet's relationship to both poetry and philosophy. I argue that the book of satires self-consciously plays with its own status as a literary artefact, consistently problematizing its status as a material text. Beyond its original scholarly contribution, Persius’ Autopsy includes original translations of the poems into English.
I pursue parallel research into the diatribes of the philosopher Epictetus, the formerly enslaved philosopher, and the moral status of women in the writings of Seneca, including a new project entitled "On Violence Against Trojan Women," which offers a fresh interpretation of Troades via critical theory and Asian studies.
Before coming to Penn, I taught as the Shapiro Faculty Fellow in the Core Curriculum at Columbia and also worked in television production. I teach both specialist and non-specialist courses, Greek and Latin at all levels, Representations of Race and Ethnicity in Antiquity, and classical reception in literature, television, and film.
Literature, Philosophy, and Intellectual History of the early empire: Persius, Lucan, Seneca, Pomponius Mela, Epictetus
Speech and the material text; History of the Roman book and of the book in Latin