Roman History, Trade, and Imperialism
Diane is a doctoral candidate working with Professor Darby Scott. Her dissertation examines the relationship between Rome and Egypt using evidence related to the city’s grain supply. Diane received her B.A. in Classical Civilizations and Computer Science from Wellesley College in 2002, and her M.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 2007. While at Bryn Mawr, she has served as a teaching assistant in Latin as well as working with the College Collections as an NEH Curatorial Intern and a Collections Management Intern. She has presented her research at the Provincials and Empire Conference at Yale University, as well as the recent Bryn Mawr College Graduate Group Symposium, Feed Your Head. Her research interests include Roman history and historiography, Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, and the intersections of ancient cultures in political, economic, and religious contexts.
Later Latin Epic and Greek Tragedy
Dianne is a PhD student at Bryn Mawr College. Originally from Washington state, she received her BA from Whitman College, majoring in Classics and English, in 2007 and then went on to receive her MA in Classical Studies from Indiana University in 2009 and her MA in Greek, Latin and Classical Studies from Bryn Mawr College in 2011. While at Indiana University, she was an associate instructor for a course in Ancient Civilization in 2008. During that time, pursuing an interest in Medieval Latin as well as the epistolary genre, she presented a paper on the failed and conflicting uses of rhetoric in Ovid’s Heroides and Heloise’s letters to Abelard at Indiana University’s Medieval Studies Symposium. She has most recently completed her MA thesis at Bryn Mawr in 2009 on Claudian’s De Raptu Proserpinae where she examined the thematic interplay of boundaries throughout the poem and its connection to the process of marriage. In the 2012-2013 academic year, she will be the teaching assistant for Latin at Bryn Mawr. Her research interests currently include Statius, Greek Tragedy, Intertextuality (especially in Theocritus and Virgil), and the myth and ritual surrounding the Eleusinian Mysteries.
Latin Epic Poetry, Drama, and Roman Imperial History
Lee has taught all levels of Latin (6th grade - A.P.) for fourteen years at Mercersburg Academy and now Germantown Academy. He attended the ICCS program in Rome and has lead a trip to Rome every other Spring for junior high school Latin students.
Jennifer is a fourth-year student working on her preliminary examinations which focus on Alexander the Great and his successors, the “Orphic” gold tablets, Roman religion of the Republican era, and the minor works of Tacitus. Her research interests also include ancient magic, witchcraft, and initiation cults. She has presented research on liminality and sacred space at CUNY and Bryn Mawr. She received her B.A. in Classics from the University of Maryland College Park in 2008. In 2010, she completed her M.A. at Bryn Mawr with a thesis entitled "Canidia and Liminality in Horace."
Jennifer is a fourth-year student in the Department of Classical Studies. She received her B.A. in Classical Studies and Classical Art and Archaeology from Indiana University in 2008 and her M.A. in Classics from Bryn Mawr College in 2010. Her M.A. thesis examined the impact that the means by which Archilochus' poetry survived (in citations, papyrus fragments, or inscriptions) has had on the poetry's reception and interpretation. In 2011, Jennifer organized an interdisciplinary graduate symposium about food on behalf of the Graduate Group. Her current research interests include historiography and alternative modes of remembering history, such as poetry and oral tradition; Ancient Greece and the Near East; Aeschylus; and Roman Satire.
Ancient Philosophy and Religion
Charlie is a second-year student completing his M.A. thesis on Anselm of Canterbury’s use of mathematics as theology in his philosophical dialogue, Cur Deus Homo (Why the God-Man). In 2010, he received his B.A. in Classics and Philosophy from Indiana University. His research interests center on Ancient Philosophy and Religion. Recently, he has had the great privilege of studying Sanskrit and is currently amazed how much it has enriched his studies.
Eleanor V. Mulhern
Greek and Latin Epic, Imperial Literature
Nell is a PhD candidate working with Professor Catherine Conybeare. Her dissertation will consider the construction of the heroic Republican past in Imperial poetry including Lucan, Silius Italicus, and Claudian. Nell received her AB in Classics from Princeton University in 2007, and her MA in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies from Bryn Mawr College in 2010. In 2010, she participated in the Summer Program in Archaeology at the American Academy in Rome. In the 2011-2012 academic year, she has served as the Latin teaching assistant, as well as on the committee of Bryn Mawr’s biennial graduate student symposium.
Roman History, Military History, and Ancient Technology
Sara received her B.A. in Classics and Mathematics from SUNY University at Buffalo and her M.A. in Classics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her first master's thesis was entitled Changing Aspects of Roman Army Life within the Hadrianic Period. She received a second M.A. in Greek, Latin and Classical Studies from Bryn Mawr College in 2010. Her thesis was entitled "The Roman Weakening of Carthage by Means of Siege Warfare." Sara has taught both Latin and mathematics in various high schools in Colorado and Pennsylvania as well as through summer talent programs (RMTS and CTY). Currently she is employed full-time in IT at the University of Pennsylvania. Sara’s main career focus is in Digital Humanities, and she works with faculty and librarians to determine how their research needs can best be addressed through technology. Currently in the pre-lim/dissertation planning stage, Sara intends to have a digital project be a integral component to her work. Sara's interests and pre-lim work include: military history, Roman Republican and Imperial history (especially all things Hadrianic), historiography, ancient technology and engineering, Roman social relationships, Catullus, and the ancient novel. In addition, she is currently writing a children's book to promote ancient history to younger generations.
Poetry, Papyrology, Epigraphy, and the Natural World in Antiquity
Jessica is a PhD candidate and Whiting Fellow working with Dr. Darby Scott. Her dissertation evaluates an interdisciplinary tangle of evidence for female friendship in antiquity. She holds a double BA in Latin and Classical Civilization with a Certificate in Medieval Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington. She received her MA in Classics from Bryn Mawr (2006). Jessica has recently spent a year in Rome conducting epigraphical research as an affiliated fellow at the American Academy in Rome (2010-2011) and has presented her work at graduate student symposia both at Bryn Mawr College and UCLA. Her research interests include the natural world in antiquity, papyrology, epigraphy, and Greek & Latin verse.
Greek Religion, Tragedy, and Oratory
Abbe is a PhD student in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. She received her B.A. in Greek and Latin from Florida State University in 2008 and her M.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 2011. Her Master's thesis explored the problem of virgin sacrifice in Euripides' Iphigenia at Aulis and Hecuba. Her research interests include Greek Religion, Greek Tragedy, and Attic Oratory. She has presented her research at the Bryn Mawr Graduate Group Symposium in the fall of 2011, as well as Boston University's Classics Graduate Conference in the spring of 2012. In 2011-2012, she served as the Teaching Assistant for Traditional and New Testament Greek.
Late Antiquity, Patristics, Early Christian Poetry
Eddie Whitehouse is a PhD candidate working with Professor Catherine Conybeare. His dissertation will examine Gregory of Nazianzus’ poetry and his appropriation of the Classical tradition. Eddie received his B.A. magna cum laude in Greek, Latin and Religious Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2006 and his M.A. in Greek, Latin and Classical Studies from Bryn Mawr College. He has worked as an assistant to the editorial staff of the Bryn Mawr Classical Review throughout his time at Bryn Mawr.