Jasmine Akiyama-Kim

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  • M.A. Classics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2019. (M.A. Paper: “Convergent Gazes: Indexical Representation in Ovid’s Metamorphoses”) 
  • B.A. Classics, Robert D. Clark Honors College, University of Oregon, 2015. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. (Undergraduate Thesis: “Arethusa: Representations of the Syracusan Nymph in Colonization Narrative, Consolatio, and Epic”)


  • Ovid
  • Tacitus
  • Latin biography
  • Latin historiography
  • Imperial representation

Awards & Conference Papers


  • Presidential Service Award, Graduate Student Association, University of California, Los Angeles, 2021
  • Mellon Foundation Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, 2020
  • Graduate Research Mentorship, University of California, Los Angeles, 2018-19
  • Pascal Prize for Excellence in Latin, University of Oregon, 2015
  • Lowenstam Award for Best Essay on Classical Antiquity, University of Oregon, 2015
  • APA Outstanding Student Award, 2014
  • Centurion Award, University of Oregon, 2012

Conference Papers

  • “Odysseus’s Two Bodies: Recognition as Construction in Odyssey 19.” SCS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (virtual conference due to Covid-19). January 8, 2022.
  • “Ring Composition and Narrative Consequence in the Story of Rhampsinitus and the Thief (Hdt. 2.121).” SCS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (virtual conference due to Covid-19). January 10, 2021.
  • “Seeing Double: The Temporality of Theseus’s Shield in Statius’s Thebaid.” SCS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. January 4, 2020. 
  • “The Magic of Representation in Nero’s Tradition.” CAMWS Annual Meeting, Lincoln, NE. April 6, 2019.
  • “Arethusa: Three Perspectives on the Syracusan Fountain.” Northwest Undergraduate Conference on the Ancient World, Salem, OR. April 25, 2015.