Department of ClassicsUniversity of Cincinnati
Department of Classics

Shelby  Ann  Raynor 

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Shelby Raynor is a first year PhD student in classical archaeology with a focus on Roman archaeology. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2017 with degrees in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Archaeology. She achieved High Honors in Latin after writing an undergraduate thesis entitled: "If These Walls Could Talk: Elevating Latin Love Elegy in Pompeian Graffiti." She studied at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome in the spring of 2016.  Her research interests include the study of graffiti as both an archaeological artifact and piece of literature, bread baking practices throughout the Roman Empire, the challenges of feeding large urbanized populations, and working with legacy data. She has excavated with the Sangro Valley Project in Tornareccio, Italy and the American Excavations at Morgantina: Contrada Agnesse Project in Sicily. 

Education

  • B.A. , Oberlin College , 2017 (Latin Literature and Language; Ancient Greek Literature and Language; Archaeological Studies).

Honors & Awards

  • The James Helm Scholarship, Oberlin College Department of Classics, 2015.
  • The James Helm Scholarship, Oberlin College Department of Classics, 02-2016.
  • The James Helm Scholarship, Oberlin College Department of Classics, 05-2016.
  • The Booth Award, Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, 2016.
  • The Norma Dye Swearinger Memorial Prize in Classics: For Excellence in the Study of Latin, Oberlin College Department of Classics, 05-2016.
  • The Norma Dye Swearinger Memorial Prize in Classics: For Excellence in the Study of Greek, Oberlin College Department of Classics, 05-2017.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2015-,  Research Assistant to Dr. Chris Trinacty, Department of Classics, Oberlin College.

Courses Taught

  •   Introductory Latin 1 and 2, Oberlin College (Teaching Assistant).
  •   Winter Term Introductory Latin, Oberlin College.
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