Current Grad Students in Classics
Kate is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. Her scholarly interests include later Latin poetry (from Lucan to Sedulius). In her work, she focuses on depictions of bodies in poetry as well as the inheritance of Classics within Late Antiquity. She received her M.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 2017 with a thesis entitled “The Anthropophagic Epic: Cannibalism, Poetics, and the Poet(s) of Statius’ Thebaid.” Her interests also include the inheritance of classics and the materiality of reading, and in the fall of 2021, she was curator of an exhibit at Bryn Mawr entitled “Private Lives of Old Books.” She is currently working on her dissertation while teaching Latin at Hackley School.
Harriet is a first year M.A. student in the Department of Greek, Latin and Classical Studies. She graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2020 with a B.A. in Classics. Her interests include Latin poetry of the late Republic and early Empire, particularly relating to the bucolic genre and ideas surrounding the cosmos.
Mallory received her B.A. in classical languages from John Carroll University in 2019, with a second major in Professional Writing. In 2022 she received her M.A. from Bryn Mawr College with a thesis entitled “Beyond Augustus as Aeneas: Parallels between Ascanius and Octavian in Vergil’s Aeneid.” Her other research interests include the supernatural in the ancient world, Greek epic and tragedy, Roman satire, and Greek pottery. She has also worked with Bryn Mawr’s Special Collections on a number of projects and remains deeply interested in the material culture of the classics, from archaeology to incunabula.
Stella J. Fritzell is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. She received her B.A. in Classical Studies and Music from Carleton College in 2015, and an M.A. in Classical Studies from Bryn Mawr College in 2019 with a thesis entitled “Atalanta as a Repoussoir for Erotic & Competitive Ephebic Excellence”. Her dissertation investigates how myth is experienced as a cultural commodity that contributes to the definition of local identities. Stella’s research interests broadly include mythology, Digital Scholarship, narratology, and landscape theory. In addition to her research, Stella tutors Greek and Latin, and teaches Doshinkan Aikido, in which she currently holds the rank of Nidan Black Belt.
Rey George is a first year M.A. student in the Department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. She received her B.A. in Classical Civilization from the University of Michigan in 2018 and her M.A. in Classical Studies from McGill University in 2020. Her research interests include ancient notions of cosmology, linguistic portrayals of the soul in poetry and prose, narratives of metaphysical motion, and the role of divinity in ancient conceptions of psychology.
Michael Kriege is a first year M.A. student in the Department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. He received his B.A. in Classical Studies from the University of Chicago in 2018. In 2020 he completed a post-baccalaureate program in Classics at UCLA. He is interested in ancient magic and religion and how authors interact with it in their texts.
Devin is a Ph.D. student in the department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. She received her B.A. in Mathematics with a minor in Classical Studies from Coe College in 2019 and her M.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 2022 with a thesis entitled "Dismembered According to the Rigor of Harmony: A Structuralist Reading of Zosimos' Visions." Her research interests include epistolography, ancient religion and magic, late antiquity, and the archaeology of the Bay of Naples.
Seth is a first year M.A. student in the Department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. He graduated from Dickinson College in 2019 with a B.A. in Classical Studies, and wrote his honors thesis concerning Caesar’s narratology in his Commentaries. His academic interests include historiography, satire and comedy, and epic.
Mary is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. She received her B.A. in Latin in 2015 from Wake Forest University. She received her M.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 2017 with a thesis entitled "Seditio and Civil War: Mutiny and Loyalty in Lucan's Pharsalia." Her dissertation investigates depictions of male tears in the early Roman empire, attempting to locate crying behaviors within a larger cultural framework of gendered values. Her other research interests include Greek and Latin epic poetry, Roman satire, and ancient religion.
Sophia Ophelia L. Tobár
Sophia is currently a first-year M.A. student in the department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. She completed her B.A. at CUNY Hunter College with a double major in Greek & Latin and Anthropology. Her area of research centers on the construction of Ancient ethnic groups within Greek Literature and their lasting echoes in the modern era, particularly in the Ancient Near East. She is particularly interested in Greek Tragedy, Hellenistic Poetry, and the Greek and Latin Novels.