Graduate Students

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    Classics & Sanskrit, Entry Year: 2010

    Perot graduated from the University of Michigan in 2010 with a major in Classical Languages and Literature. At Brown, Perot's research has treated the epic poems of India, Greece, and Rome from a comparative perspective.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Sam Caldis

    Ancient History, Entry Year: 2013

    Sam Caldis is a fifth year doctoral candidate in Ancient History through the Department of History.  He received his BA in Latin, Greek, and Classical Civilizations summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in 2011. 

  • Classics, Entry Year: 2018

  • Classics, Entry Year: 2018

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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. 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.

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    Classics, Entry Year: 2017

  • 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 classical research interests range widely over time and fields, but are concentrated on aspects of literary culture such as the use of folklore within written traditions, ethnography, the relationship between literature and cult, and the idea of authorship within classical texts.

  • 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.

  • Luther Karper

    Ancient History, Entry Year: 2013

    Luther Karper received his BA in History (summa cum laude) from Shippensburg University in 2012 and his MA in Classics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013. He is currently writing a dissertation on Greek polis agency and representations of warfare in the late Hellenistic period, under the direction of Graham Oliver.

  • 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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    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.

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    Ancient HIstory, Entry Year: 2013

    Mahmoud's primary intellectual interest is the social and economic history of the ancient Mediterranean, particularly the Italian and Iberian peninsulas. He takes great pleasure in studying ancient law, religion, material culture, and their intersections, which has lead him recently to questions of "Romanization." Mahmoud also participates regularly in archaeological fieldwork and is especially interested in sacred spaces, the Roman villa, and survey methodology.

  • 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.

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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).

  • Erika Valdivieso

    Classics, Entry Year: 2014, ABD

    Erika received her B.A. in Classics and Master's in Latin from the University of Michigan. At Brown, she is a Presidential Fellow. Erika completed a Latin special author on Virgil with Andrew Laird and a Greek special topic on ancient literary criticism with Johanna Hanink.

  • Classics, Entry Year: 2018

  • 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.