Ana Guay

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Ana graduated in 2015 from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) with a B.A. in Classical Languages and Literatures (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) as well as a minor in Translation Studies. At Michigan she wrote an honors thesis on the failure of poetic memory in the Iliadic Catalogue of Ships. In 2016 she earned an MPhil with distinction in Classics from Newnham College, Cambridge, where she was a 2015-16 Gates Cambridge Scholar; her MPhil thesis (“Ruined Bodies: Materiality and Mortality in Homer”) explored the materiality of wounding in Homeric epic.

She is also enrolled in the UCLA Graduate Certificate in Writing Pedagogy. Since 2012, she has helped teach various courses (Ancient Greek; Etymologies; Latin) for middle and high school students through the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) summer program.

Ana’s research interests include early Greek poetry, especially Homer and Greek lyric, with emphasis on memory, materiality, and poetic catalogues; she is also interested in Homeric reception, papyrology, translation, the pedagogy and public education of Classics, and teaching undergraduate writing.


  • MPhil, Classics (2016), Newnham College, University of Cambridge
  • BA, Classical Languages and Literatures (2015), University of Michigan