Bio

I am a fifth-year PhD candidate in the Department of Classics. I have published on ancient Greek utopia and on fifth-century BCE legal and political theory. I am currently completing my dissertation "The Grammar of Democracy: Opposed Speeches in Classical Greece". My interests include:

  • The intellectual history of democratic Athens
  • Athenian law and oratory
  • Thucydides' historiography
  • The sophistic movement and Plato
  • Ancient rhetoric and political theory
  • Fifth-century tragedy
  • Literary theory (poststructuralism, postcritique, reader-response criticism).