The Classics Department Welcomes Baby Julian!

Published: August 31, 2021

The department is pleased to announce that parents, Prof. Sarah Beckmann and Prof. Sam Beckelhymer, welcomed baby Julian David Beckelhymer on August 20th, 2021! Julian, who also goes by Jude, and “Judie boy” as his sister Sally calls him, seems to love life in Southern California (snoozes and breezy walks are his jam). The department…

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On Outgroups and Muted Groups: A Conference in Honor of Amy Richlin

Published: August 25, 2021

April 1st-2nd, 2022 | Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center Sadly for us, Amy Richlin will be retiring at the end of the coming academic year. We look forward to celebrating her pathbreaking career and reuniting with her many UCLA students at this conference in her honor. Professor Richlin writes: As I look towards retirement…

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Professor Adriana Vazquez to Begin Rome Prize Fellowship

Published: August 8, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Professor Adriana Vazquez has been awarded a Rome Prize next year for her project “Window Reception: Brazilian Neoclassical Poetry and Lusophone Classics Across the Atlantic.” While at the Academy, Prof. Vazquez will be researching and writing a book on the Brazilian neoclassical poetry of the second half of the 18th…

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John K. Papadopoulos to be the next Director of the Excavations of the Athenian Agora

Published: June 30, 2021

The Department of Classics is pleased and proud to announce that John Papadopoulos, Distinguished Professor of Classics at UCLA, has been named the next Director of the Excavations of the Athenian Agora, at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, starting July 1, 2022. He will continue to teach at UCLA in the first half of the academic…

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Professor Ella Haselswerdt Awarded AJP Prize

Published: September 9, 2020

We are delighted to announce that Professor Ella Haselswerdt has been awarded the AJP Best Article Prize for 2019, for her article “Sound and the Sublime in Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus: The Limits of Representation.” Congratulations, Ella!

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Congratulations, Andre Matlock and Alex Press!

Published: August 5, 2020

Congratulations to Andre Matlock and Alex Press, who both filed their dissertations in Spring and Summer respectively.  Andre’s dissertation, “Time and Experience in Cicero’s Ethical Dialogues,” was jointly supervised by Professors David Blank and Francesca Martelli. This Spring he also published his first article, “Relationality, Fidelity, and the Event in Sappho,” in Classical Antiquity (39.1) in…

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Welcome, Assistant Professor Ella Haselswerdt

Published: August 3, 2020

We are delighted to welcome Ella Haselswerdt to the Classics Department at UCLA! Ella’s specialization in Greek tragedy extends from her current book project on chorality and trauma to the reception of antiquity in the work of Ann Carson, Brazilian performance, and queer contemporary art. Ella received her BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence…

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UCLA Classics affirms support of statement from the SCS

Published: June 13, 2020

The Society for Classical Studies has issued a statement condemning police brutality and racism, as well as the  misappropriation of Classics by white supremacist and nationalist groups. The Faculty and Graduate Students of the Department of Classics affirm their support  of this statement.  We join our colleagues across the nation and throughout the profession in…

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Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Published: June 12, 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 on behalf of the Classics Department! You did it! On behalf of the entire Department of Classics, we want to congratulate you on all your hard work during your time at UCLA. Although we wish we could be celebrating in person, we wanted to celebrate your incredible achievements and…

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