Academic Appointments


  • Assistant Professor, Classics

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Classics (2018)
  • M.A., Washington University in St. Louis, Classics (2011)
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, English Literature (2009)
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Classics (2009)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


My research concerns how Latin and Greek speakers express personal identity, especially social class, ethnicity, and cultural affiliation, through individual idiom. The culture we reconstruct in Classics is founded on an aggregate of individuals speaking loudly or quietly or not at all, depending on circumstance, but language in use always flickers between personal impulse and societal demand—a negotiation that fascinates me, as it is universal, but never has the same result.

Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Brandon Bark