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Lawrance Miguel

Published: September 19, 2022

Cameron received their B.A. in Classics and Political Science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2022. They are specifically interested in how concepts of otherness and queerness in antiquity intersect with regard to non-normative sexual activity, gender expression, and ethnicity. This is deeply tied with their interest in mythology and culminated in a study…

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Nicolette D’Angelo

Published: September 19, 2022

Nicolette D’Angelo is from New Jersey, and like many scholars of classical reception, her research centers on bad comparisons. She came to UCLA in 2022 after receiving an AB in Classical Studies (summa cum laude) at Princeton University in 2019, where her undergraduate thesis explored the staying power of Freudian, ‘hysterical’ readings of Greco-Roman gynecological…

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Pasqualena Brucia Breitenfeld

Published: September 8, 2022

Pasqualena Brucia Breitenfeld (she/they) came to UCLA in 2022 after transferring from Boston University where she had begun her graduate studies and earned an MA in Classical Studies. Before this, she graduated from Haverford College in 2019 with a B.A. in Classical Languages (magna cum laude, with departmental honors) and a minor in Classical Culture…

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Emma Pauly

Published: September 8, 2022

Emma Pauly (they/she) is a graduate of the University of Chicago (B.A. with honors and M.A.) and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (M.A.) with a background in theatre and performance (having worked as a freelance dramaturg and performer). Their primary focus is the queer embodiment in tragedy, with a broader interest in tragedy at…

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JuliAnne Rach

Published: September 8, 2022

JuliAnne received her B.A. from St. Olaf College with majors in Classics and Humanistic Archaeology ( magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in 2020 and her M.A. in Classics, Ancient History emphasis, from the University of Arizona in 2022. Her Master’s thesis, “Practicing Magic: An Evaluation of Magic, Gender, and Power in Tacitus’ Annales,” explored how…

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Grant Hussong

Published: July 28, 2021

Grant graduated with a B.A. in Classical Languages and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies from the University of Kansas in 2021. He is primarily interested in how texts create meaning with bodies and impairment. His classics thesis suggested that Herodotus’s Histories 1 and Sophocles’s Philoctetes employ physical impairment as narrative/thematic devices. His gender studies thesis…

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Lena Barsky

Published: July 28, 2021

Lena Barsky graduated with a B.A. in Classics: Latin (magna cum laude, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa 2013) from Brown University in 2014 and received her MPhil in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature from Oxford University, St Anne’s College in 2021. Her primary areas of interest include texts and culture of the late Roman Republic…

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Marco Saldana

Published: July 28, 2021

Marco received his B.A. in Classics and History from the University of Texas at Austin (2019) and his M.A. in Classical Languages from the University of Kansas (2021).  Marco’s M.A. thesis, “First Impressions of the Persian Other in Aeschylus and Herodotus,” investigated the portrayals of the Persians in the Persae and Book 1 of the…

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Jennifer MacPherson

Published: July 9, 2021

Jennifer received an Honours Bachelor of Arts with high distinction from the University of Toronto in 2021, double majoring in Classics and Classical Civilization, with a minor in English. Her primary areas of interest are ancient drama, particularly Aristophanic comedy and Euripidean and Senecan tragedy, and depictions of gender, sexuality, and the body. Her undergraduate…

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Tom Francis

Published: July 9, 2021

Tom received his BA in Latin and Greek from University of Richmond (2018), his Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Classical Languages from University of Pennsylvania (2019), and his MA in Classics from University of Colorado Boulder (2021). His research interests include Linguistics and Imperial and Koine Greek, and he has incorporated these interests into projects such as…

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