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Deborah Beck

Associate Professor |
(512) 232-5834 |
WAG 21

Education: PhD 1997, Harvard University

Interests: Formulas and oral aesthetics in early Greek poetry; cognitive theories of reading and image processing; speech and speech representation in Homeric epic; representations of art and interpretation in Augustan Latin poetry

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Naomi Campa

Assistant Professor |
‭(512) 471-7890‬ |
WAG 13

Education: PhD 2014, University of Washington

Pramit Chaudhuri

Associate Professor |
512-471-5742 |
WAG 107, WAG 123

Education: Ph.D., Classics and Comparative Literature, Yale University

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Todd A. Curtis

Senior Lecturer |
512-471-5018 |
WAG 200A

Education: PhD, Newcastle University, UK

Interests: Ancient medicine and its reception, Rhetoric of ancient science

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Lesley A Dean-Jones

Professor; Department Chair |
(512) 471-2352 |
WAG 123B

Education: Ph.D. 1987, Stanford

Interests: Ancient Medicine, Ancient Philosophy, Greek Literature, Women in Antiquity

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Jennifer V Ebbeler

Associate Professor |
471-7570 |

Education: PhD 2001, University of Pennsylvania

Joann Gulizio

Senior Lecturer

(512)471-1830 |
WAG 211

Education: Ph.D. 2011, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Greek Archaeology; Ancient Greek Religion; Linear B Studies; Mycenaean Ceramic Studies; Minoan and Mycenaean Religion; Latin Pedagogy

Sean Gurd

Professor |
WAG 119

Education: PhD, University of Toronto

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Ayelet Haimson Lushkov

Associate Professor |
512-471-7296 |
WAG 109

Education: PhD 2009, Yale University

Interests: Roman History and Latin Literature

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Steve Lundy

Lecturer |
(512)471-8724 |
WAG 227

Education: Ph.D. 2013, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Intellectual & Cultural History of the Late Republic & Early Principate; Latin Prose, esp. Philosophy; Roman Political History; Historiography of Linguistics

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Thomas G Palaima

Professor: Robert M. Armstrong Centennial Professor and Director, Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory (PASP) |
512-471-5742 or 512-471-8837 |

Education: Ph.D. 1980, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: Aegean scripts & prehistory, Greek language, war & violence studies, public intellectual writing, music as social criticism, Dylanology

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Paula J Perlman

Professor |
471-7402 |
WAG 119

Education: PhD 1984, The University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Greek history of the Archaic and Classical periods, Greek historiography, ancient law, ancient religion, Greek epigraphy

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Kevin Pluta

Research Fellow, Program in Aegean Scripts and History (PASP); Lecturer |

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Bronze Age Archaeology; Greek Alphabet, World Scripts, and Literacy; Indo-European Linguistics; IT and Archaeological Database Design and Implementation

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Adam T Rabinowitz

Associate Professor; Assistant Director, Institute of Classical Archaeology |
471-0197 |
WAG 17

Education: PhD 2004, University of Michigan

Interests: Greek colonization, cultural interaction, ancient food and drink, archaeology of daily life, digital approaches to archaeology

Andrew M Riggsby

Lucy Shoe Meritt Professor and Graduate Adviser in Classics, Professor of Art History |
471-7442 |
WAG 103

Education: Ph.D., UC Berkeley

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Rabun M Taylor

Professor: Floyd A. Cailloux Centennial Professor and Faculty Undergraduate Advisor |
512-471-0677 |

Education: PhD 1997, University of Minnesota

Interests: Greek and Roman art, architecture, archaeology, urbanism, social history, and material culture

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D. Alex Walthall

Assistant Professor |
WAG 213

Education: PhD 2013, Princeton University

Interests: Archaeology of ancient Sicily, Numismatics, Hellenistic monarchy

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Stephen A White

Professor of Classics and Philosophy |
512 475-7457 |
WAG 117

Education: PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Ancient philosophy, Greek literature

Professors Emeriti

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David Armstrong

Professor Emeritus |
471-5742 |
WAG 110

Education: PhD, The University of Texas Austin

Interests: Latin Poetry, Ancient Literary Criticism, Hellenistic and Roman Literature

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Joseph C Carter

Professor Emeritus |
232-9321 |
MCC 1.406

Education: PhD, Princeton University

Interests: Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology

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Ingrid M Edlund-Berry

Professor Emerita |
471-3071 |
WAG 110

Interests: Etruscan and Italian archaeology and culture

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Michael Gagarin

James R. Dougherty, Jr. Centennial Professor Emeritus |
471-8864 |
WAG 15

Interests: Greek Law, Literature, and Philosophy

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Karl Galinsky

Professor Emeritus: Floyd A. Cailloux Centennial Professor, University Distinguished Teaching Professor |
471-8504 |
WAG 215

Education: Ph.D., Princeton

Interests: Roman Literature and Civilization; Cultural Memory in Ancient Rome; Classical Tradition in Popular Culture

Peter M Green

James R. Dougherty, Jr. Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics |
471-5742 |
WAG 123

Interests: Greek History, Greek Literature, Roman Satire and Elegy

John H Kroll

Professor Emeritus

Interests: Greek Archaeology and History, Numismatics

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Alexander Mourelatos

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Classics |
512-471-6749 |
WAG 200C

Education: PhD, Yale

Interests: Ancient Philosophy, Early Greek Science, Linguistic Theory, Modern Greek Studies

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Cynthia W Shelmerdine

Robert M. Armstrong Centennial Professor Emerita of Classics |
471-5742 |

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

Interests: Aegean Bronze Age

Assistant Instructors

Elizabeth D. Adams

Assistant Instructor

Zafeirios Adramerinas

Assistant Instructor

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John Anderson

Assistant Instructor

Education: MPhil, University of Cambridge

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Hayley Barnett

Assistant Instructor

Education: M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Susan Crane

Assistant Instructor

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William Farris

Assistant Instructor

Education: M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Intertextuality; Narratology; Cognitive Classics; Homer, Hesiod, Apollonius, Lycophron, Virgil, Lucan

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Grace Gibson

Assistant Instructor

Education: M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

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Rebecca Kahane

Assistant Instructor

Education: M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

Nathaniel Katz

Assistant Instructor |
WAG 215

Interests: Roman history (especially of the imperial succession) and numismatics

Theofilos Kyriakidis

Assistant Instructor

Kevin Lee

Assistant Instructor

Education: M.A., University of British Columbia

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Samantha Meyer

Assistant Instructor

Michael Mignanelli

Assistant Instructor

Madeline Monk

Assistant Instructor

Education: M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Anna Papile

Assistant Instructor

Joshua Renfro

Assistant Instructor

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Christy Schirmer

Assistant Instructor

Education: M.A., San Francisco State University

Zoé Elise Thomas

Assistant Instructor

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Jane Millar Tully

Assistant Instructor

Education: M.A., University of Texas at Austin

David Welch

Assistant Instructor

Education: M.A., University of Kansas

Affiliated Faculty

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Marc Bizer

Professor of French Studies |
512-471-7780 |
HRH 3.112B

Education: PhD, Princeton University

Interests: Reception of Classical Texts in Early Modern France, Renaissance Latin Literature; Classical Tradition, Tragedy and the Tragic, history of emotions

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John R. Clarke

Professor of Art History |
DFA 2.114

Education: PhD, Yale

Interests: Greek & Roman Art and Architecture

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Penelope Davies

Associate Professor of Art History |
ART 3.435

Education: PhD, Yale University

Interests: Roman Art and Architecture

Matt Evans

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

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Steven J. Friesen

Professor of Religious Studies and Classics: Louise Farmer Boyer Chair in Biblical Studies |
(512) 471-8629 |
BUR 418

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

Interests: Religious Studies; Poverty and Inequality in Early Roman Empire; Apocalyptic Literature; Imperial Cults

Robert J Hankinson

Professor of Philosophy and Classics |
471-5572 |
WAG 409

Education: PhD, Cambridge

Interests: Ancient Philosophy and Medicine, Philosophy of Science

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Ulf R Hansson

Research Fellow |

Education: PhD, University of Gothenburg

Interests: Etruscan and Early Roman Art and Archaeology; Sphragistics; History of Antiquarianism and Archaeology; Early Modern Reception of Ancient Art and Culture

Sara E Kimball

Associate Professor of English |
471-8363 |
CAL 15

Education: Ph.D., 1983, Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania

Interests: Hittitology

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Jennifer Moody

University Affiliate - Research Fellow

Education: PhD, University of Minnesota

Interests: Archaeology and environmental history of the Aegean (especially Crete)

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Amy Papalexandrou

Lecturer, Art History |
Department of Art and Art History

Education: Ph.D., Princeton

Interests: Late Antique and Byzantine Art, Architecture, and Culture

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Athanasio Papalexandrou

Associate Professor of Art History |
512-471-5021 |
ART 3.404

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University

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L. Michael White

Professor of Classics and Religious Studies: Ronald Nelson Smith Chair in Christian Origins

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

Interests: New Testament and Christian Origins, Jews & Christians in the Roman World, Graeco-Roman Religions, Archaeology

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Paul B Woodruff

Professor of Philosophy and Classics; Dean of Undergraduate Studies |
475-7000 |
FAC 406

Education: PhD, Princeton

Interests: Ethics, Plato, Sophocles, Thucydides, aesthetics, philosophy and literature

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Marjorie Curry Woods

Blumberg Centennial Professor of English and University Distinguished Teaching Professor |
471 8383 |
CAL 301

Education: Ph.D., U. of Toronto

Interests: Latin Palaoegraphy, Medieval Manuscripts, Medieval and Neo-Latin, History of Rhetoric, and the Classical Tradition (esp. in Pedagogy)