Ancient Greek Language and Literature, especially of the Hellenistic Poetry, its reception of Archaic and Classical poetry and its influence on Latin poetry and Greek literature of the Imperial period; Race studies and the Classics, Black Classicisms, and the reception of Greek and Roman Classics in African American and Afro-Caribbean literature.
PhD, Classics, Department of Classics, University of Washington, 2005
MA, Classics, University of Western (formerly University of Western Ontario)
BA, Latin and Classical Studies, University of Guelph
2021 “Race and Sexuality: Racecraft in the Odyssey” in Denise McCoskey, ed., Bloomsbury Cultural History of Race. Volume 1: Antiquity. 137-156
2021 “Poetically Erect Again: The female-oriented dildo-humor in Herodas’ Mimiamb VI” Hellenistica Groningana 26: Women and Power in Hellenistic Poetry (Leuven): 271-298.
2020 “Quarrelling with Callimachus: A Response to Annee Harder’s Aspects of the Interaction between Apollonius Rhodius and Callimachus,” Aevum Antiquum 19 (Callimaco e Apollonio): 77-106.
2019 “W.E.B. Du Bois’ The Quest of the Silver Fleece: The Education of Black Medea.” TAPA 149.2 Supplement (Sesquicentennial Anniversary Issue 2019) 141-160.
2017 “New Light on the Meridian, Obelisk, and Ara Pacis of Augustus” co-authors Bernie Frischer, Karl Galinsky, John Pollini, Nicholas Cipolla, Giuseppina Caprioi, John Fillwalk, Chrystina Häuber, John Miller, Michelle Salzman, Molly Swetnam-Burland. SDH, 1, 1, Article 2. 45-48.
2016 “Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica: Text & Commentary” in Hellenistic Greek Poetry: A Selection. Ed. David Sider (Ann Arbor). 64-97.
2014 “Anchored in Time: the date in Apollonius’ Argonautica” Hellenistica Groningana 20: Hellenistic Poetry in Context (Leuven): 247-284.
2012 “Burned After Reading: The So-Called List of Alexandrian Librarians in P.Oxy.X.1241” Aitia 2 http://aitia.revues.org/544
Offices in Professional Organizations
2020-present Co-President, Eos: Africana Receptions Of Ancient Greece & Rome
2022-present Women’s Classical Caucus, Executive Committee Member
Honors and Awards
2022 Fellowship, American Academy in Berlin
DAAD Teaching Fellowship for Black Classicism Project [with Prof. AnjaBettenworth, University of Cologne]
College of Arts & Sciences Award for the Promotion of Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Kentucky Gaines Center for the Humanities Mini-Grant for Black Classicisms Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies Grant for Black Classicisms
2020 Fellowship at the Center for Hellenic Studies
2018 Visiting Scholar at the Center for Hellenic Studies
2017 Margo Tytus Fellowship for Visiting Scholars, University of Cincinnati
2011-2012 Andrew Heiskell/NEH Post-Doctoral Fellowship, American Academy in Rome
2010 NEH Fellowship: Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship, University of Virginia
2010 Mellon Faculty Seminar– Tang Museum
2006-2007 University of Venice Advanced Seminar in Ancient Mediterranean Literature
2006 NEH Fellowship: UCLA Summer Institute on Models of Ancient Rome