Meet Our Faculty

  • Bryan Burns

    Bryan E. Burns

    Associate Professor of Classical Studies

    B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Archaeologist engaged in the study of Mediterranean exchange in the Late Bronze Age, conducting fieldwork in Greece.

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  • Carol Dougherty

    William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Classical Studies

    B.A., Stanford University; M.A., University of California (Santa Barbara); M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Specializes in the literature and culture of Ancient Greece; teaches Greek drama and myth, and the theme of travel in literature.

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  • Kate Gilhuly

    Catherine Keane Gilhuly

    Associate Professor of Classical Studies

    B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Interests include gender, sexuality, and the erotics of place in the ancient world, as well as using Classics to foster interdisciplinary discussion.

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  • Raymond James Starr

    Theodora Stone Sutton Professor of Classics; Professor of Classical Studies

    B.A., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Focuses on Roman literature and culture; law; the sociology of Roman literature and education; political communication; media studies; and Augustus.

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  • Liz Young

    Elizabeth Marie Young

    Knafel Assistant Professor of Humanities; Assistant Professor of Classical Studies

    B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Poet and scholar of Latin poetry and comparative literature.

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Faculty Emerita

  • Katherine Geffcken

    Professor Emerita of Greek and Latin

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  • Mary Lefkowitz

    Mary Lefkowitz

    Professor Emerita of Classical Studies

    B.A., Wellesley College; A.M., Ph.D., Radcliffe College; L.H.D., Trinity College; Ph.D. (hon.), University of Patras; L.H.D., Grinnell College

    Retired from teaching in 2005, but continues to work on scholarly projects and give the occasional lecture.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

 

Classical Studies

 

Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA 02481
classicalstudies@wellesley.edu
Tel: 781.283.2630

 

For administrative questions:
Nancy Giusti
ngiusti@wellesley.edu

For academic questions:
Ray Starr
Department Chair
rstarr@wellesley.edu


You can always stop by the department in Founders 302 with or without an appointment.

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