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Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Classics (2018-)
Courses (Fall 2018): Roman Imperial History, Roman Law, Marketing Empire
Courses (Spring 2019, projected): The Rise of Rome, Roman Slavery, Latin Literature: Cicero
Ph.D., Classical Studies, May 2018
Dissertation: "Playing the Judge: Law and Imperial Messaging in Severan Rome"
Supervisors: William Harris, Francesco de Angelis (acting)
Committee: James Zetzel, Katja Vogt
External Readers: Serena Connolly, Michael Peachin
M.Phil., Classical Studies, February 2015
M.A., Classical Studies, October 2011
Yale Law School
J.D., May 2014
Yale Law Journal, Articles Editor
Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, Executive Editor
The University of Chicago
B.A., Classical Studies, June 2008
Phi Beta Kappa
"Precedential Reasoning and Dynastic Self-Fashioning in the Rescripts of Severus Alexander”
(forthcoming, Historia: Zeitschrift für alte Geschichte)
"The Opposite of Ostriches: Lawless Violence in Cassius Dio's Age of Rust"
"The Marrying Kind," Tennessee Law Review 83 (2015) 83-159.
"The Effect of Bankruptcy on Roman Imperial Credit Markets," Business and Bankruptcy Law Review 2 (2015) 207-49.
"Price's Progress: Sex Stereotype and Its Potential for Antidiscrimination Law," Yale Law Journal 124 (2014) 396-446.
Emma Dench, Empire and Political Cultures in the Roman World, Sehepunkte 19 (2019).
David Johnston (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Roman Law, Classical World 109 (2016) 420-21.
Awards and Fellowships
2017: Core Preceptor Fellowship in Contemporary Civilization, Columbia University
2017: First-Year Mentorship Grant, Department of Classical Studies, Columbia University
2016: Core Preceptor Fellowship in Contemporary Civilization, Columbia University
2015: First-Year Mentorship Grant, Department of Classical Studies, Columbia University
“Exemplarity, Precedent, and the Rules of Law,” to be delivered at Roman Law and Latin Literature, Durham University, Durham, UK, September 2019.
“Severan Jurists, Policy Analysis, and the Rule of Law,” to be delivered at the 2019 Annual Meeting of la société Internationale Fernand de Visscher pour l’Histoire des Droits de l’Antiquité, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, September 2019.
“Bureaucratic Consistency and Dynastic Continuity: The Case of Titus,” delivered at the 2019 Society for Classical Studies Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 3, 2019.
“Personality and Power in the Age of the Emperor(s),” delivered at The Creation of Roman History and Epigraphy: Theodor Mommsen from 1817 to 2017, Columbia University, December 9, 2017.
“Negligence, Economics, and the Demon Barber of the Via Sacra,” delivered at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of Ancient Historians, Brown University, May 6, 2017.
“Persuasive Authority: Continuity and Precedent in the Rescripts of Severus Alexander,” delivered at the 2017 Society for Classical Studies Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, January 7, 2017.
“Roman Same-Sex Marriage and the ‘Feminine Mystique,’” delivered at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of Ancient Historians, University of Puget Sound, May 6, 2016.
Georgetown University, Visiting Assistant Professor
Roman Imperial History: Survey course, extending from the Battle of Actium to the fall of the western Empire. The course begins with a four-week chronological survey, before four thematic units analyzing developments in Roman art, economics and trade, religion, and law during the course of the empire. Texts read: a variety of primary sources, as well as Beard, SPQR; Potter, The Roman Empire at Bay.
An Introduction to Roman Law: (crosslisted with Georgetown University Law Center): Lecture course, focused on explaining the sources used in Roman legal study, as well as Roman family law and the Roman law of delict. Texts read: Crook, Law and Life of Rome; Frier, A Casebook on the Roman Law of Delict; Frier & McGinn, A Casebook on Roman Family Law; Johnston, Roman Law in Context.
Marketing Empire: Seminar, discussing the different genres and communicative goals of state communication or propaganda during the Principate. Texts read: in addition to primary sources, Ando, Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire; Noreña, Imperial Ideals in the Roman West; Zanker, The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus.
The Rise of Rome: Survey course, focusing broadly on the history of the Mediterranean basin from the death of Alexander the Great to the Battle of Actium and discussing the history of the Hellenistic successor kingdoms in concert with the growing power of Republican Rome.
Slavery in the Roman World: Lecture course on the role of enslaved persons in Roman thought, law, and culture. Topics include the role of the libertus in the Roman familia, the legal treatment of slavery, and various nonliterary sources for enslaved lives; students also reckon with the sourcing difficulties inherent in studying subaltern groups within a historical tradition that has largely transmitted elite voices. This class also discusses Georgetown University's own interactions with enslaved people as part of Georgetown's Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation Project.
Latin Literature: Cicero: Intermediate-level Latin course focusing on translation and literary analysis. Students read selections from the Pro Caelio, the Verrine and Catilinarian orations, and the Second Phillippic.
Columbia University: Ph.D. Candidate, Core Preceptor in Contemporary Civilization
Contemporary Western Civilization: Required course for all Columbia College undergraduates, focusing on canonical texts in the history of Western political and social thought. Various foundational texts read, beginning with Plato’s Republic and ending with Discipline and Punish by Foucault. I am happy to provide a list of authors that I have taught in my capacity as a Contemporary Civilization instructor upon request.
Intermediate Latin: Ovid and Sallust
Accelerated Introductory Latin [Text used: Learn to Read Latin (Keller & Russell, second edition)]
Intermediate Latin: Catullus and Cicero
Member, Forming Committee on Mentoring, Association of Ancient Historians, July 2017-present
Graduate Student Faculty Liaison, Interdisciplinary Committee on Classical Studies, Columbia University, 2017-18
Latin (reading fluency)
Greek (reading fluency)
French (reading fluency)
German (reading fluency)
Italian (reading fluency)