I work on issues of identity formation processes in Classical Athens and, increasingly, the broader Mediterranean. My primary interests are on imperialism and issues of foreignness, geography, environmental determinism theories and the relationship between such theories and the history of race and ethnicity. I have also published on the intersections of gender, ethnicity, and citizenship in Classical Athens. I run a blog called “Classics at the Intersections”
that focuses on issues of race/ethnicity and gender/sexuality in antiquity at their modern receptions. I also maintain there a database of syllabi and modules for teaching race and ethnicity in classical antiquity
and a continually growing bibliography
on the same subject.
EducationThe Ohio State University; Ph.D. Greek and Latin, 2003
The Ohio State University; M.A. Greek and Latin, 1999
UC-San Diego; B.A. Classical Studies; 1997
Work Shared in CORE
- Immigrant Women in Athens: Gender, Ethnicity, and Citizenship in the Classical City (Routledge USA, May 2014). Reviewed in Classical Journal On-line, POLIS, Clio (in French), Journal of Hellenic Studies, Classical World, Sehepunkte, Classical Review (forthcoming).
- Athena’s Justice: Athena, Athens and the Concept of Justice in Greek Tragedy, Lang Classical Series, Vol. 16 (Peter Lang, 2009). Reviews: Classical Review 60.2:349-351; Greece & Rome 57:390; L’Antiquite Classique 80:249 (in French); Euphrosyne 39:444-445 (in Portuguese); Listy filologické 1-2/2012:185-188 (in Czech).
Translations/Primary Texts Sourcebooks
Journal Articles and Chapters in Edited Volumes
- “Airs, Waters, Metals, Earth: People and Environment in Archaic and Classical Greek Thought” in The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds (2015).
- “Citizen Elite Women and the Origins of the Hetaira in Athens” Helios 42: 61-79 (2015).
- “A Tale of Two Kings: Competing Aspects of Power in Aeschylus’ Persians” Ramus 42: 64-88 (2013).
- “Justice, Geography and Empire in Aeschylus’ Eumenides” Classical Antiquity 25: 35-72 (2006).
- “Otis Mason and Hippocratic Environmental Theory in Early Smithsonian Anthropological Displays” in E. Varto ed. Classics and Early Anthropology: A Companion (forthcoming, Brill Academic Publishers).
- Encyclopedia entries: “Celts” (250 words), “Climate” (1500 words), “ethnicity” (1500 words), “justice” (1000 words), “Deioces” (500 words), “judges” (500 words), “Tomyris” (500 words), “Bactrians” (250 words), “Massagetae” (250 words), “Miltiades, son of Cimon” (1500 words), “Sacae” (250 words), “Spargapises (100 words), for C. Baron (ed.) The Herodotus Encyclopedia (Wiley-Blackwell) under contract.
- Essay for The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C., 2nd edition. Reacting to the Past. (W.W. Norton, 2015). Contributions: “The Other Athenians: Women, Metics, and Slaves” (3500 words) and select characters.
- Encyclopedia Entries: “Geography in Greek Tragedy” (2000 words) in H. Roisman (ed.) The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).
- Author: Race in the Classical World and its Modern Reception (working title; Johns Hopkins University Press
- Co-author, co-translator, and editor, Ancient Greek and Roman Women: An Anthology of Primary Sources, trans. and ed. by R.F. Kennedy and M.L. Goldman (under contract, Hackett)
- “Bound to the Land: Geographic Determinism in Classical Athens” for special issue of proceedings of the Association of Ancient Historians on geography in antiquity, edited by Duane Roller (invited; due Jan 2018)
- “Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism in Greek Democracies” for the Cultural History of Democracy, Vol. 1: Antiquity, eds. Paul Cartledge and Carol Atack (invited; Bloomsbury Press, due Dec 2018).
- “Strategies of Disenfranchisement: ‘Citizen’ women, inheritance law, and metic status in Attic Oratory” for Voiceless, Invisible, and Countless: Subordinate Experience in Greece 800-300 BC, edited by David Tandy and Sam Gartland (Oxford University Press; invited; due Jan 2019)
- Chapter on race/ethnicity, identity, and post-colonialism in Classical Greece for Futures of Ancient History, edited by Neville Morley (invited, Cambridge University Press, due March 2019)
Upcoming Talks and Conferences
“Race and Ethnicity in Antiquity?” @ Racing the Classics
, a conference at Princeton University, March 16-17, 2018.
“White Supremacists Respect Classical Scholarship…If It Was Written Before the 1970s.” @ CAMWS, April 11-14, 2017
- Society for Classical Studies (SCS; formerly the American Philological Association)
- Association of Ancient Historians (AAH)
- Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS)
- Women’s Classical Caucus (WCC); life-member; current co-chair
- American Alliance of Museums (AAM)