I have been a Professor of Classics at Trinity since 2001, and am currently the Director of the Collaborative for Learning and Teaching, a center dedicated to the intersection of pedagogy, technology, and professional development. As a classics professor, I’m especially interested in how the ancient world is reflected in contemporary media, including novels, theater, and even video games! As a Director, I foster workshops and training in many areas, including inclusive classrooms, open resources, active-learning, and difficult dialogues.
Last year, I teamed up with my colleague in Theater, Kyle Gillette, to create a new, co-taught course entitled Reimagining Tragedy,which combines my interests in the creative arts and creative pedagogy. By the end of the term, students were creating their own contemporary versions of Elektra, Oedipus, Thyestes, and more! This is part of Trinity’s newfound emphasis on “Creative Expression” as an essential component of the undergraduate curriculum. (It’s also super-cool.)
Ph.D., Harvard University
B.A., Yale University
“The Reception of Hesiod in the 20th and 21st Centuries,” for the Oxford Handbook to Hesiod. Chapter 30: 6500 words. Edd. Alexander Loney and Stephen Scully. 2018.
Antiquity Now: The Classical World in the Contemporary American Imagination (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
“Metaphor and Modernity: American Themes in Herakles and Dionysus in ’69,” in The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas, edd. Bosher, Macintosh, McConnell, and Rankine. Oxford University Press. Chapter 26. Pp. 457-473. 2015
“Heavy Metal Homer: Countercultural appropriations of the Odyssey in Graphic Novels.” In Classics and Comics. Edd. George Kovacs and C.W. Marshall. Oxford University Press. Pp. 221-236. 2011
"Livia the Princeps: Gender and Ideology in the Consolatio Ad Liviam." Helios, 2010.
“An American ‘Classic’: Hillman and Cullen’s Mimes of the Courtesans.” Arethusa 38: 387-414. 2005
"X-Rated Sophocles: Alice Tuan's Ajax (por Nobody)." In Helios 38.2. Pp. 59-70.