B.A., Reed College; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Visiting Lecturer in Classical Studies
Works on Greek and Roman intellectual history, with a special emphasis on how dreams were understood and interpreted in antiquity.
I have published on a variety of issues relating to the composition and contents of Artemidorus' Oneirocritica, a compendium of dream-interpretations written in Ancient Greek. My text, translation, and commentary on the Oneirocritica was recently published by Oxford University press. More broadly, my research pertains to Greek and Roman intellectual history. I am currently working on an article on authority in Vitruvius' architectural treatise, the De Architectura, and am planning a book project on varieties of encyclopedic writing in the ancient world.
I enjoy teaching language and civilization classes of all sorts. Recent courses include Mythology, the Age of Augustus, Nature in the Ancient World, Virgil's Aeneid, Latin Epigram (Catullus and Martial), and Petronius' Satyricon.
I enjoy departmental service, and recently served as the Graduate Program Director at Boston College, and was the founder of the classics club there as well. I also enjoy organizing conferences, and put together a colloquium on The Meaning of Dreams in a Scientific Age.