I hold a BA and MPhil in Classics from the University of Cambridge (2011-2015) and a DPhil in Ancient History from the University of Oxford (2015-2018). Before coming to Harvard in Fall 2019, I spent the 2018-2019 academic year as Lecturer in Ancient History at Somerville College, Oxford.
My research focuses on the social and cultural history of the ancient Roman world, with a particular interest in music. My current book project, entitled Music, Politics and Society in Ancient Rome, explores how Roman attitudes to music developed from the conquest of Greece in the second century BCE to the death of the emperor Nero in 68 CE, and how music was used as a tool in Roman political life. I am also interested in Roman theatre and spectacle more broadly, as well as the history of slavery and resistance. My next project looks at phenomenon of resistance in the late Republic.