Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Classics
Growing up on a farm in rural Virginia, I learned to appreciate the natural world from a young age. While completing my doctorate in classics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I discovered that I could combine my love of all things Greek and Roman with my passion for nature. I now specialize in environmental history and environmental philosophy.
I am particularly interested in how ancient people conceived of nature from a philosophical and scientific standpoint and how they interacted with their environment through agriculture, mining and other practices.
Greek and Latin literature
Greek and Roman philosophy
BA – University of Mary Washington, 2006
PhD – University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016
CLAS 240/340/ HIST 230: Race, Ethnicity, and the Other in Antiquity
CLAS 240/340/ HIST 230: Labor, Class, and Slavery in Antiquity
CLAS 240/340/ HIST 230: Nature and the Environment in Antiquity
LATN 200/300/400: Ovid’s Metamorphoses
LATN 300/400: Cicero’s Dream of Scipio
GREK 200: Homer’s Odyssey Book 9
GREK 200: Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations