Graduate Students

  • Ancient History, Entry Year: 2015

    Sam received a B.A. in Classical Studies from the University of Chicago, where he graduated in 2014 with honors and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.  His senior thesis used epigraphic, literary and archaeological evidence to explore issues of Hellenization and native identity preservation and presentation in Karia in the 5th–3rd centuries B.C.

  • Sanskrit, Entry Year: 2010

    Justin graduated from the University of Florida in 2010 with a BA in Classics and Religion. He is the inaugural student in the Sanskrit Language and Literature track.

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    Classics, Entry Year: 2018

    Meaghan Carley received her BA from Stanford University in 2016, where she wrote an honors thesis on genre, gender, and politics in Catullus. 

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    Classics, Entry Year: 2018

    Benjamin Driver received his BA in Classics from Dartmouth College in 2013. After this, he taught middle and high school Latin and French for five years. While teaching he became interested in the Neo-Latin of the Renaissance and Early Modern period, especially via the lens of Classical reception.

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    Ancient History, Entry Year: 2016

    Chris graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 2012 with a double major in Classics and Physics. Before beginning graduate school, he spent four years working as a data science and IT consultant specializing in optimization and database design. Chris is interested in social and cultural history, particularly in using literary, material, and iconographic evidence to examine Greco-Roman cultural practices in their broader Mediterranean context.

  • Caitlin Fennerty

    Classics, Entry Year: 2017

    Caitlin earned her BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Caitlin’s current research has focused on the Odyssey, and the ways this text may express Archaic self-conscious reflection on the tension between poetic artifice and truth.

  • Jeremy Fischer

    Classics, Entry Year: 2016

    Jeremy graduated summa cum laude from Boston University in 2015 with a BA in Ancient Greek & Latin and Religion Studies. His honors thesis examined poetic structure and the politics of gendered bodies in Ovid's Amores.

  • Gaia Gianni

    Classics, Entry Year: 2014

    Gaia graduated from the University of Siena (Universitá degli Studi di Siena) in 2011 with a BA in Literature and Classics, and in 2013 with a MA in Classics (summa cum laude). Gaia's interests include Religious Studies, Roman cultural history, Epigraphy, and both Latin and Greek historiography.

  • Marcus Statue

    Classics, Entry Year: 2017

    Ella completed a BA and MSt at the University of Oxford before moving to the USA to teach various classical courses for two years at Marlboro College, a small liberal arts college in Vermont.

  • Douglas Hill

    Classics, Entry Year: 2016

    Doug studied Religion at Columbia University School of General Studies, where he graduated summa cum laude. Doug’s interests currently include Lucretius and Apuleius and their attitudes toward religion.

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    Classics, Entry Year: 2012

    Stevie received her BA in Classics from Cornell University in 2010. At Brown she is studying the literature of late antiquity.

  • William Jacobs

    Classics, Entry Year: 2013

    William received his B.A. in Classics and English from Columbia University in 2013. His current research interests include representations of battle-sites in Roman historiography and the development of Greek dream interpretation. 

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    Classics, Entry Year: 2017

    Christopher completed his BA in Literae Humaniores at the University of Oxford (New College) in 2017. His undergraduate thesis explored the presentation of the physiological effects of love on the human body in Ancient Greek poetry from Sappho to Meleager, and compared this to how lovers’ bodies are represented in the poetry of Cavafy.

  • Avichai Kapach

    Classics, Entry Year: 2016

    Avi Kapach earned his B.A. in Classics from Cornell University, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 2016. His thesis examined the poetic treatment of time in Greek and Roman literature, focusing particularly on the temporal questions and anomalies which arise in tragedy and epic.

  • Lucy McInerney

    Classics, Entry Year: 2017

    Lucy received her MPhil in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature from the University of Oxford in 2017, after having graduated from Dickinson College in 2015 with a BA in Classical Studies. While she remains interested in questions of identity and self-representation in the late Republic, Lucy is particularly looking forward to broadening her knowledge of ancient authors at Brown.

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    Ancient History, Entry Year: 2014

    Kelly received her B.A. from Stanford University in 2012 where she double majored in Archaeology and Classics (honors, highest distinction). Kelly has also studied at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (Fall 2010).

  • Marcus Statue

    Classics, Entry Year: 2014

    Alvaro earned his B.A. in Classical Studies from Santa Clara University in 2011 and his M.A. in Classics from the University of Arizona in 2014, where he received awards for ancient Greek and academic excellence. Alvaro's research revolves primarily around Augustan literature and its transmission.

  • Classics, Entry Year: 2016

    Fiona earned her BA in Literae Humaniores from the University of Oxford (New College) in 2016. Her undergraduate work included a thesis on various representations of women of the imperial family in the reign of Hadrian, as compared to imperial women of earlier periods and to the contemporary example of Antinous.

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    Classics, Entry Year: 2012, ABD

    Trigg Settle joined the Classics Department at Brown in 2012, after receiving an MA in Comparative Literature and Classics from The University of New Mexico. He specializes in Ancient Greek poetry, and his research focuses on the use of dramatic texts as literary and historical documents, their use as living scripts for theatrical performances, and inherent tensions in these different applications in the tragic tradition.

  • Erika Valdivieso

    Classics, Entry Year: 2014, ABD

    Erika's dissertation, “The Virgilian Tradition in Colonial Latin America,” utilizes Latin, Spanish and Portuguese sources to reconstruct the context in which Latin poetry was taught, received, and produced in colonial Latin America. 

  • Classics, Entry Year: 2018

    Marko Vitas is a first year PhD student in Classics at Brown University. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Classics from University of Belgrade summa cum laude (thesis title: “A comparative analysis of six Serbian and Croatian translations of Vergil’s Aeneid”) and a Master’s degree in Classics from the same university (thesis title: “Greek stars on Roman skies: Comparative analysis of three Ancient Roman translations of Aratus’ Φαινόμενα”).

  • Ancient History, Entry Year: 2018

    Stephanie Wong graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University Chicago in 2018 with a BA in Classics and Spanish. In her third year at Loyola, Stephanie traveled to Rome and Beijing to conduct a cross-cultural study on the sociopolitics of western opera. Her international experience continued with two seasons of excavation at the Athenian Agora.