Sasha-Mae Eccleston

Sasha-Mae Eccleston
John Rowe Workman Assistant Professor of Classics

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Areas of Interest
Ancient Greek and Roman literature, Roman Imperial cultures, Classical Reception, Literary Theory, Ecocriticism and Critical Materialisms


An alumna of Brown Classics and Literary Arts, Sasha-Mae's research primarily interrogates the politics and ethics of form with an eye to questions of the human, the animal, and other kinds of embodied difference (e.g. race and/or gender).  She is currently at work on two book projects. Humanizing Speech: Apuleius and the Ethics of Narrating, the first manuscript, explains the role Apuleius' treatment of the human animal boundary plays in his Middle Platonist narrative ethics.  Epic Events, analyzes race and the rhetoric of time  in post-9/11 American Classical reception.

She is the co-founder and co-president of Eos,  a scholarly society dedicated to Africana receptions of Ancient Greece and Rome. She is also the co-founder of the International conference series, Racing the Classics. At Brown, she is the John Rowe Workman Assistant Professor of Classics.