Originally from Teesside, I completed my undergraduate degree in Ancient History and History at the University of Leicester before moving to Nottingham for my MA in Classical Literature. I remained in Nottingham to study for an AHRC funded PhD in Classics, under the supervision of Helen Lovatt and Simon Malloch. In October 2018 I rejoined the Department of Classics and Archaeology as a Teaching Associate in Roman History. My main area of interest lies in the history and historiography of the early Roman empire, particularly the works of Tacitus. I also have broader interests in the role of violence in the ancient world, as well as the themes of space, visuality, and sensory perception in Latin literature.
Outside of work I can usually be found mountain biking, taking in live music, or spending too much time and money in local record shops.
My office hours in Spring 2019 are: Tuesdays 4-5; Wednesdays 2-3.
In the 18/19 academic year I am teaching on the following modules:
Studying the Roman World
Interpreting Ancient History
Violence in the Roman World
Augustus Special Subject
Studying Classical Scholarship
Classics and TV
The Christian Empire
Researching the Ancient World
Ancient War and its Representations
My PhD thesis, entitled Vision and Space in Tacitus, focused on the role of visuality in the works of the Roman historian Tacitus. In particular, I examined the role of vision and space in the… read more
My PhD thesis, entitled Vision and Space in Tacitus, focused on the role of visuality in the works of the Roman historian Tacitus. In particular, I examined the role of vision and space in the politics of Tacitus' history writing, emphasising the importance of these concepts in his depiction of imperial power and its manipulation in the early principate. I feel there is still a lot to be said about visuality in Tacitus and am currently beginning to revise my thesis for publication as a monograph in the coming years. I am also in the early stages of research into the role of sensory perception in Roman historiography more generally.