Lecturer in Classics, Faculty of Arts
BA (Hons) in Greek and Roman Studies - University of Birmingham, 1997.
PhD in Classics - University of Nottingham, 2003. Thesis entitled - To Praise an Emperor: Imperial Panegyric and the Epideictic Tradition.
Part-time University Teacher - Department of Classics, University of Nottingham: October 1998 - June 2007.
Full-time University Teacher - Department of Classics, University of Nottingham: September 2007 - July 2011.
Lecturer in Classics - University of Nottingham: August 2011 - Present.
Director of Teaching and Senior Tutor - Department of Classics, University of Nottingham: August 2011 - Present.
I teach a wide variety of modules from Greek and Roman history, to Greek and Latin prose literature such as biography, panegyric and novels, to classical reception in twentieth century sequential art, to Roman Dining, to Greek and Latin languages, to gender and sexuality in the Ancient World and more besides. I am particularly interested in investigating the links between historiography and fiction - and where the boundaries lie in the ancient world.
I am also the Department's Director of Teaching and Senior Tutor, in charge of overseeing the Department's commitment to quality pastoral care and ensuring that our curriculum is always up-to-date and relevant.
Level 1: Studying the Greek World, Studying the Roman World.
Level 2: Classics and Popular Culture; Studying Classical Scholarship
Level 3: Masculinity and Citizenship in the Ancient World, Greek and Roman Novels, Imperial Biography, Roman Dining, Cicero, The Christian Empire; Classics Through Film; The Emperor Hadrian and his Legacy.
Level 4: Researching the Ancient World; Telling Stories in the Ancient World
Levels 1-4: Beginners' Greek
I am able to supervise research students in most areas of Imperial Roman social and cultural history from Early Empire to Late Antiquity, and Imperial Roman Literature, especially prose works such as biography, novels and historiography; as well as aspects of the reception of classical antiquity in modern culture and sexuality and gender in both the Greek and Roman Worlds. I am currently supervising three research students: one on Damnatio Memoriae in Late Antiquity; one on The Reception of Sappho; and another on the reception of Spartan Masculinity.
I am happy to discuss ideas and proposals with other potential research students on subjects they feel I might be able to assist them with.