Classics Graduate Students

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Simone Agrimonti

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Simone Agrimonti is a PhD candidate in Ancient History. He received his BA from the University of Genova (Italy) in 2011 and his MA from the University of Bologna in 2013.
His dissertation examines interstate arbitrations in Hellenistic Messenia, with...
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Justin C Alimaras

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Justin Alimaras is a fourth year PhD student in Ancient History.  He is a proud alumnus of Columbia University's postbaccalaureate program in Classics (2014) as well as the City University of New York's Summer Greek Institute (2012).  Justin received his...
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Brent Arehart

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Brent Arehart graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a B.A. in Classics and Religion. He is a Ph.D track student in Ancient History with interests in ancient medicine, pharmacology, the history of science, and early Christianities.
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Jeffrey Banks

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Jeff Banks is a PhD Candidate in Aegean Bronze Age archaeology, focusing on ceramics on the Bronze Age Greek Mainland. His dissertation is on the Early Helladic period at Corinth. Jeff has recently worked on UC projects at the Palce of Nestor and...
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Alessandro Giovanni Battaglia

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Alessandro Giovanni Battaglia is a fourth year PhD student in ancient history with a focus on Roman history. He graduated from Luther College in 2017 with summa cum laude degrees in Classics and History. His undergraduate thesis  was entitled: "The...
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Sarah Evelyn Beal

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Sarah Beal is a PhD candidate specializing in Classical Archaeology. She is currently working on her dissertation "From Symposium to Convivium? Social Life in Roman Athens," which examines the social dynamics of domestic dining practices in Roman...
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Michael Jay Bell

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Michael Bell is a PhD student in Greek archaeology. He graduated summa cum laude from UNC Greensboro in 2020 with a B.A. in Classical Studies and Archaeology. Michael's research interests include the relationship between technology and economy and...
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Anna Belza

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Anna Belza is a PhD candidate in Aegean Prehistory. Her dissertation is on the LBA III material from Ayia Irini, Kea. She received her B.A. in Classical Studies from Sweet Briar College and her M.A. from Brandeis University. She completed an M.A....
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Haley Bertram

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Haley Bertram is a PhD student in Classical Archaeology. She received her BA with honors in Classics from Wellesley College, and a MA in Classical Archaeology from the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include craft production and...
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Tiziano Boggio

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Tiziano Boggio is a third year PhD student in Classical Philology. At the University of Pisa (Italy), he received his BA in 2011 with a thesis entitled:"The Dodecahedron in Plato's Phaedo" and his MA in 2016 with an Italian translation of "The...
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Theodore Boivin

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Ted Boivin is a third year PhD student in Classical Philology. He graduated from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH in 2018 with a B.A. in Classics. His undergraduate work was focused on the relationship of Homeric and Vergilian epic with...
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Maura Marlene Brennan

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Maura Brennan is a sixth year PhD student with a focus in Classical Archaeology. She graduated from The College of William & Mary in 2015 with degrees in Music and Classical Archaeology and recieved her MA from UC in 2018. Her research interests...
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Stuart John Chessman

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Stuart Chessman is a second year PhD student in Classical Philology. He graduated from Princeton with an A.B. in Classics and received his M.A. from the University of Chicago in Classical Languages and Literature. He is primarily interested in...
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Cecilia Cozzi

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Cecilia Cozzi is a second year PhD candidate in Philology. She received her BA from University of Trento (Italy) in 2014 and her MA from university of Trento (Italy) in 2016. In 2015, she also been at Carleton University in Ottawa (Canada) as a...
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Alice Crowe

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Alice Crowe is a PhD candidate specializing in Aegean Prehistory. Her dissertation, “Beyond the Walls of the Labyrinth: A Site-wide Perspective on Final Palatial and Postpalatial Knossos,” is a study of the Knossos settlement during its “Mycenaean” phase...
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Vasileios Dimoglidis

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Vasileios Dimoglidis is a first-year PhD Student in Classics (Ancient Greek and Latin Literature). He received his BA and MA in Classics from the University of Ioannina (Greece). His main research areas focus on the concept of Time, Stagecraft,...
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Luiza dos Santos Souza

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Luiza dos Santos Souza is a third year PhD student in Classical Philology. She received her BA (2013) in Latin and her MA (2016) in Literary Studies from the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. She is interested in Roman elegiac poetry, Classical...
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Jacob Morgan Engstrom

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Jacob Engstrom is a PhD student specializing in Aegean Prehistory. He received his BA Honours with Distinction in Greek and Roman Studies from the University of Victoria, Canada, in 2020. His honours thesis entitled Tomb 11 and the Blue Stone...
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Maria Gaki

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Maria Gaki is a fifth year PhD student in Classical Philology. She received her BA (2010) and MA (2014) in Classical Philology form Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her focus is on the Hellenistic period. She is mainly interested in...
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Nicholas Granitz

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Nicholas is a PhD candidate in Ancient History. He holds a BA in History and Philosophy from Ashland University '11 (summa cum laude), an MA in Ancient History from Indiana University '14, and an MA in Classics from the University of Cincinnati...
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Duccio Guasti

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BA in Classics 2012, Florence
MA in Historical Linguistics 2016, Humboldt-univ. zu Berlin
Graduate student in Cincinnati since 2016.

My main points of interest are historical linguistics and Greek poetry
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Austin Aozora Hattori

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A.B. Classical Languages, University of Georgia

Before coming to the University of Cincinnati, Austin was an undergraduate at the University of Georgia. His undergraduate thesis, "The Rhetoric of Ariadne and the Construction of the Catullan Ego,"...
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Christopher James Hayward

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Christopher Hayward is a fifth year PhD student in classical archaeology, with a BA in classics and a BSc in chemistry from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and an MA in classics from the University of Cincinnati.  His main interests are in...
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Sashini Kannan

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Sashini Kannan is a first year MA student in Philology. She received her BA in Classical Culture and Society and Psychology from Bryn Mawr College in 2019 with a thesis entitled "An Exploration of Gender and Sexuality in The Life of St. Euphrosyne...
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Rebecca Kerns

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Rebecca Kerns is a second-year PhD student specializing in Roman archaeology. She graduated magna cum laude from DePauw University with a BA in Classics. Her research interests include spatial technology applications in archaeology, digital...
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Charlie Jeanne Frances Kocurek

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Charlie Kocurek is a second-year PhD student in Classical Archaeology. She received her BA Honours in Greek and Roman Studies from the University of Victoria in 2019 with a thesis entitled “Cemeteries in the Periphery: Isolating Archaic/Classical Funerary...
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Brendan Landell

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Brendan Landell is a Ph.D. student in Classical Philology. Brendan received his B.A. from Thomas Aquinas College in 2003, and taught high-school for seven years before resuming his studies. He completed the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classical...
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Michelle Lessard

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Michelle Lessard is a first year PhD student in the Philology program. Before coming to University of Cincinnati, she taught Middle School Latin in Massachusets for five years. At Vassar College she majored in Classics and Biology, and she...
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Andrew R. Lund

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Andrew Lund (he, him, his) is a Ph.D. candidate in Classics (Greek and Latin Philology) who received his B.A. ('13, Classical Languages and Classical Tradition) from Grand Valley State University, and his M.A. ('18, Classical Philology) from the...
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Nora Jane Madrigal

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Nora Madrigal is a Masters student in Classical Philology. She received her B.A. in Classics and Chemistry with honors from Grinnell College in 2019, where her undergraduate thesis work focused on the application of narrative theory to the Iliad....
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Christopher Miller

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CJ Miller is a Ph.D. candidate specializing in Roman History. He graduated from Bates College in 2010 with a B.A in Classical and Medieval Studies. After a year at the University of Pennsylvania's Post-Baccalaureate program, he attended Boston...
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Maria Mina

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Maria Mina is a Ph.D. student in Aegean Prehistory. She earned her B.A. in Archeology and Art History from the University of Athens and her M.A. in Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology from the University of Groningen. Her research interests...
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Christopher Motz

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Christopher Motz is a Ph.D. candidate specializing in Roman Archaeology. He received a B.A. from Oberlin College and Master's degrees from Tufts University and the University of Cincinnati. His dissertation explores how knowledge networks shaped the...
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Giulia Paglione

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Giulia is a first year PhD student specializing in Aegean Prehistory. She graduated with honors from the University of Rome La Sapienza with a B.A. in Classics and an M.A. in Philology, Literatures and History of the Ancient World. Her main...
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Kimberly Passaro

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Kimberly Passaro is a fourth-year PhD student in Classical Philology. She received her BA in Classics and Religious Studies from CUNY Brooklyn College in 2016. Her research interests include gender and sexuality, ancient Mediterranean religions,...
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Allie Meelyn Pohler

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Allie Pohler is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Classical Philology.  Her interests include the Greek and Roman novels, Greek prose fiction, and Roman comedy. She is passionate about introducing new students to Classics through her pedagogy. She...
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Cinzia Sarafina Presti

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Cinzia is PhD student with a focus in Classical Archaeology. She received her BA in Classics and Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2020. Her research interests include Roman urbanism, infrastructure, and applying digital...
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Shelby Raynor

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Shelby Raynor is a second year PhD student in classical archaeology with a focus on Roman archaeology. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2017 with degrees in Latin (High Honors), Ancient Greek, and Archaeology. She studied at the...
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Kelsey Anne Frable Schalo

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Kelsey Schalo is a first-year PhD candidate in Classical Philology. She has an MA in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies from the University of Arkansas, her thesis titled "Gynocentric Apuleius: Female Agency in The Golden Ass." Her focus...
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Charles Sturge

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Charles is a Ph.D candidate in Aegean Prehistory. His dissertation is provisionally entitled 'From Pots to People, Commensal Behaviours of the  Late Bronze Age Aegean in Comparative Perspective'. It aims to use a 'big data' approach to analyse...
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Valia Tsikritea

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Valia Tsikritea is a third year Ph.D. student in Bronze Age-Early Iron Age archaeology. She earned her B.A. in Archeology and Art History from the University of Athens. Her M.A. focused on the social meaning of decoration on Late Bronze Age...
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Efthymia Tsiolaki

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Efthymia Tsiolaki is a Ph.D. candidate concentrating in Aegean Prehistory. She received her B.A. in History and Archaeology and her M.A. in Prehistoric Archaeology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Her dissertation examines...
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Adam Mark Urbanski

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Adam Urbanski is a Masters student in Late Antique History. He recieved his BA from Saint Louis Universitiy in Classical Humanities and History. His research interests are varied, and the prevailing winds direct him into questions surrounding...
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Sarah Wenner

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Sarah is a Ph.D. candidate in Classical Archaeology.  She received her BA in Anthropology and Economics from Albion College in 2010 and her MA in Ancient History from North Carolina State University in 2015. She has worked at many sites in Jordan, at...
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Angelica Rae Wisenbarger

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Angelica is a PhD student in philology. She holds a BA in Classics from Denison University and MPhil from Cambridge (she followed cranky Erasmus to Queens' College). Her interests include ancient notions of etymology and semantics, particularly...
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Christine Wong

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Christine Wong is a PhD student in Ancient History. She earned her BA in Near Eastern and European History at the University of California, San Diego and her MA in History at San Diego State University. Her research interests include the...
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Tianqi Zhu

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Tianqi Zhu is a first year PhD in Classical Archaeology. He graduated from Vassar College in 2017 with a BA in Greek and Roman Studies and received an MPhil in Classics from the University of Cambridge in 2020. His MPhil thesis explores the...