BA Classics and History, College of Charleston, 2019
I received A.B. degrees in Classics and History with a minor in Italian Studies from the College of Charleston in 2019. In 2021 I earned my M.A. in Classical Studies with a focus in Latin from Indiana University, and am now working towards earning a PhD in Classical Studies, with a PhD minor in Gender Studies.
My research interests focus on representations of rape and reproduction in Augustan and later Imperial poetry, particularly Ovid and Propertius, which I argue are directly correlated to the significant political changes and legislation which occurred under the Augustus and the early principate. In 2022, I will attend the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae’s Latin Lexicography Summer School in Munich (rescheduled from 2020) to conduct research for this topic. There, I will address questions about reproductive terminology in Augustan elegiac poetry, namely whether or not there is any lexicographical evidence in Ovid and Propertius for a change in the language of reproduction after the imposition of Augustus’s moral reform laws. The project will contribute to my broader research aims of studying women’s experiences and reproduction in antiquity through philological readings of Imperial poetry, which I hope to eventually pursue further in my PhD dissertation.