I am interested in ancient Greek and Roman historiography, ancient popular politics and social movement, emotion and what is often thought of as “subjective” in historical literature, and the application of modern social scientific research to ancient historiography through the shared focus on human behavior.
My research centers on the Greek historian Polybius, who recorded how Rome came to dominate the Mediterranean world in the late third and early second centuries B.C.E. This author reflects my interest in the connections between the Greek and Roman worlds.
From 2018-2022 I expanded my perspective on and understanding of the ancient world by serving as a Research Associate at the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae®. In this role I contributed to over 1,200 texts ranging from Classical Athens through the establishment of the modern Greek state.
I bring these experiences and interests to my teaching of the languages, literature, and history of Greece and Rome.
Education and Degrees
Ph.D. Classics, University of California, Santa Barbara 2017
Fowler Merle-Smith Fellow, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2014-2015
M.A. Classics, University of California, Santa Barbara 2012
B.A. Classics, Truman State University, 2010
H.D.F. Kitto Fellow, College Year in Athens, 2009
Emotion and Historiography in Polybius, book, under contract (Routledge).
2018-2022. 1,233 Greek texts published digitally in collaboration with Maria Pantelia and Elias Petrou, Thesaurus Linguae Graecae® https://stephanus.tlg.uci.edu/tlgauthors/post_tlg_e.php
April 2021.“The People’s Moral Emotions in Polybius’ Cycle of Constitutions.” Classical Philology. 116.2. 155-182. article.
June 2018. Book Review of David D. Phillips’ Polybius Book 1: A Commentary. CJ-Online. review.