I am a citizen of the U.S. and U.K., and have studied in Switzerland and Germany. My main passion outside of reading, teaching and research is travel. My research focus is on Homeric epic, which I usually investigate in terms of other material, such as contemporary epic traditions; Near Eastern myth and architecture; and Greek religious practice. I am currently working on fertility cult and its relation to the Odyssey.
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
The Iliad: A Commentary. Vol. 1, Books 1-4. Giulio Guidorizze gen. ed. Torino: Fondazione Lorenzo Valla. (in preparation)
"The Philosophy of Mythology." A Companion to Early German Romantic Philosophy. E. Milán and J. Norman eds. (Brill, in press)
"Homeric Reciprocities." (Proceedings of a panel organized by Dimitri Nakassis at the 2014 annual meeting of the AIA). Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 29:1 (2016) 99-109.
"Near Eastern Sources for the Palace of Alkinoos," in Worlds Collide: Multiculturalism in the Archaeological Record, C. Witt, ed. Forthcoming. A revised and updated version of the article that appeared in the American Journal of Archaeology, 2004.