The Department of Classics is delighted to have recently appointed two new lecturers, Dr David Lewis and Dr Alex Mullen.
David Lewis studied for his PhD at Durham University, before moving to the University of Edinburgh to take up an early career fellowship and then a Leverhulme fellowship. His research is on Greek socio-economic and legal history, and to date has focused on slavery; he is finishing a manuscript for a book entitled Greek Slave Systems and their Eastern Neighbours: A Comparative Study, to be published by Oxford University Press. He also works on non-slave topics, and his current research project examines occupations in the Classical Athenian economy.
Alex Mullen undertook her undergraduate and graduate studies at Jesus College, Cambridge, before taking up research posts at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and All Souls College, Oxford. Her main research interests lie in the application of contemporary sociolinguistics to the ancient world and the integration of linguistics and archaeology to write cultural history. She has published two books: Southern Gaul and the Mediterranean and (co-edited with Patrick James) Multilingualism in the Graeco-Roman Worlds. She is currently working on two further books: Entangled Worlds: Britain and Gaul in the Iron Age and Roman Periods and (with Olivia Elder) The Language of Letters: bilingual Roman epistolography from Cicero to Fronto. She also co-directs The Canterbury Hinterland archaeological project.
Posted on Tuesday 14th July 2015