RJ is interested in intellectual history, especially where it overlaps with ancient aesthetics, philosophy, and religion. His scholarly work ranges between ancient literary and linguistic theory, Greco-Roman magic, and comedy. At Bryn Mawr, he wrote an M.A. thesis on Roman Satire and Stoic theories of humor. Currently, he is writing a dissertation about the concept of enchantment in Greek literature from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period. In his time as a graduate student, RJ has also enjoyed the opportunity to teach on a variety of topics both at Bryn Mawr and the University of Pennsylvania including Greek and Latin language courses as well as general courses on magic and mythology.
Dianne is a Ph.D. candidate in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. Her areas of interest include later Latin epic and Greek tragedy. She is writing her dissertation on the influence of Greek tragedy on Statius' Thebaid
under the direction of Prof. Annette Baertschi. She grew up in the gloriously rainy and caffeinated state of Washington, where she received her B.A. in Classics and English from Whitman College in 2007, and then went on to receive her M.A. in Classical Studies from Indiana University in 2009 and her M.A. in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies from Bryn Mawr College in 2011 with a thesis entitled "From Hell and Back: Crossing Boundaries in Claudian's De Raptu Proserpinae."
She was an associate instructor for a course in Ancient Civilization at Indiana University and she has taught Latin more locally at Bryn Mawr College, The Agnes Irwin School, and Ursinus College. She has presented her research at various venues including Bryn Mawr's Graduate Group Symposium, CAMWS, the Indiana Classical Conference, and the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest, where the topics have inspired cheerful discussion on the merits of deoculation, the ambiguously (un)dead, unrepentant puns, and transferred epithets.
Daniel J. Crosby
Dan is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Greek, Latin & Classical Studies at Bryn Mawr College. Born and raised in Fresno, CA, he attended Fresno Pacific University where he took a B.A. in History and Classics in 2010 and an M.A. in Classics in 2013, after completing a thesis on the development of the Delphic combat myth. In 2017, he received an M.A. in Greek, Latin & Classical Studies from BMC, after defending a thesis on myth and philosophy in Clement of Alexandria's Protrepticus. He is currently in the final stages of writing his dissertation. This research project uses a narratological analysis of the literary and epigraphic evidence for oracular activity in order to show their consistency and to redeem the value of Herodotus’ Histories as a reliable source for how oracular divination was performed and used in fifth-century Greece. Dan’s recent publications include “The Case for Another Son of P. Quinctilius Varus” in The Journal of Ancient History (2016); “'Arrows Fletched from Our Own Wings': The Early Church Fathers and the Delphi of the Mind" in Richard Evan’s edited volume, Prophets and Profits (2017); and a Latin critical edition and English translation of Poggio Bracciolini’s Oratio in laudem rei publicae Venetorum in The Philological Museum (2019). Research Interests: History and Historiography, Religion and Divination, Mythology, Patristics, Manuscript Studies.
Luca D’Anselmi is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in classics. In 2012 he received his B.A. in Latin from Hillsdale College. He received his M.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 2014 with a thesis entitled “Mimetic Syntax in the Tragedies of Seneca.” His research focuses on Latin poetry more generally, with specific focuses on visuality and poetic style, as well as the Renaissance reception of Virgil.
Kate is currently pursuing an M.A. in the Department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. She received her B.A. in Greek and Roman studies from Vassar College in 2013. Her interests include Silver Age Latin poetry and the depictions of women in ancient Literature.
Mallory Fitzpatrick is currently pursuing her M.A. in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. She received her B.A. in classical languages from John Carroll University in 2019. Her interests include mythology, the question of identity in Greek and Roman culture, women in the ancient world, and the intersections between literature, archaeology, and art.
Stella J. Fritzell is a Ph.D. candidate in Greek, Latin, & Classical Studies. She received her M.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 2019 with a thesis supervised by Radcliffe G. Edmonds III, which examined the latent eroticism of competitive spaces in the mythical tradition of Atalanta, and her B.A. in Classical Studies and Music from Carleton College in 2015. In addition to her primary focus on mythology, some of Stella’s research interests include Digital Scholarship, the role of space in the construction of cultural identity and history, and the convergence and divergence of literary and visual narratives. Outside of classics Stella can be found working on Digital Scholarship projects, tutoring beginning students in Greek and Latin, and practicing 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.
Jenni is pursuing her M.A. in the department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. She earned a B.A. from Biola University in 2008 and an M.A. in classical philology from Fordham University in 2013. She taught Greek and Latin for the Polis Institute of Languages and Humanities before coming to Bryn Mawr. Her interests include Ovid and his reception in the English Renaissance, Epic, and late Imperial Greek literature.
Olivia received her B.A. from Augustana University in 2015, majoring in Classics and Philosophy. She received her M.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 2019, with a thesis entitled "Seeking the Self in the Sentence: Reconsidering the ethical reception of autobiography with two case studies from Late Antiquity." This project applied a Levinasian phenomenological framework to the reception of the autobiographical genre, focusing on Augustine's Confessions and Dhouda's Liber Manualis. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate whose research interests include Plato, ancient Philosophy, ethics, theory, and feminism.
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.
Molly is pursuing her M.A. in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. She received her B.A. in classical studies with a Greek and Latin language emphasis from Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2018. Her interests include the transmission of cultural ideas and religious beliefs between cultures, particularly between Greece, the Near East, and Egypt; and Greek language and literature as a whole. She is also interested in history, archaeology, and material culture, and has excavation experience in the Upper Sabine region of Lazio, Italy.
Devin is currently pursuing her MA in the department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. She received her BA in Mathematics with a minor in Classical Studies from Coe College in 2019. Her research interests include ancient mathematics, astrology, and alchemy, Augustan-era literature, and Roman history and historiography.
Kristen is pursuing her M.A. in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. She received a B.A. in classical studies with a minor in art history from Willamette University in 2016. She then attended the Post-Baccalaureate program in classical studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include myth, Homeric epic, Greek tragedy, and ancient Greek and Roman gender and sexuality.
Dalton Sala is a first-year M.A. student in the Department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. He received his B.A. in Latin from Hillsdale College in 2020. His primary research interests include Greek and Latin bucolic, rhetorical self-stylizing in the Late Republic, and subversive subtexts throughout Roman literature.
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.
Christina McGuire Villarreal
Christie is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Greek, Latin, & Classical Studies. Her dissertation examines political, military, and literary resistance to the Augustan Principate. Christie received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. from Villanova University, and an M.A. from Bryn Mawr with a thesis entitled “Referto Praedonum Mari: Piratical Propaganda in the Fourth through First Centuries BCE.” She attended the summer programs at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the American Academy in Rome. Christie taught Latin and Greek at St. Joseph's Prep in Philadelphia and was a TA for Latin at Bryn Mawr. She currently teaches Latin at Moravian College and Ancient History courses at Lehigh University. Christie is part of the Cosa Excavations team, working on inscriptions from the bath house area. Her research interests include epigraphy, Greek and Roman religious practices, the lives of the non-elite in Greco-Roman society, and military history from the Hellenistic Period through the early Roman Empire.
Audrey Wallace is pursuing a Ph.D. in the department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. She received a B.A. in ancient Greek from Oberlin College in 2012, and an M.A. in classical studies from Bryn Mawr in 2017, with a thesis titled "Defending the Indefensible: The Case(s) for Helen of Troy." Her research interests include rhetoric, education, audience, philosophy, and sophistry, particularly in the dialogues of Plato.