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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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ancient greece, ancient rome, environmental history, ancient science and technology, gender, race, museum studies, reception studies, creative nonfiction
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About Me

In 2015, Clara Bosak-Schroeder (she/they) joined the Classics department of UIUC where she is also an affiliate of History, Medieval Studies, Comparative and World Literature, and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. They received their PhD in Classical Studies from the University of Michigan, with certificates in Greek and Roman History and Graduate Teaching, and a BA in Classical Languages from UC Berkeley. Since joining UIUC, Clara has won a Faculty Fellowship from HRI (2017-2018), a Junior Fellowship from the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory (2018-2020), and has been recognized as a LEAP Scholar (2018-2020). She will be a junior fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in 2021-2022.

Clara works in reception and museum studies, creative nonfiction, and at the intersection of classics and the environmental humanities. Her first book, Other Natures: Environmental Encounters With Ancient Greek Ethnography (UC Press 2020), demonstrates that ancient Greek authors cast humans and nonhumans in complex, interdependent relationships. A second project examines how modern and contemporary artists interpret ancient Mediterranean monuments. Clara’s essays have appeared or are forthcoming in AvidlyZone 3, and Bellingham Review. They also coordinate CripAntiquity, an advocacy organization for neurodivergent and disabled students, instructors, scholars, and artists in ancient studies.
Recent Publications


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Ancient Mediterranean
Expertise by Geography
Africa, Mediterranean, Middle East
Expertise by Chronology
Ancient, Medieval, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Disability, Environment, Gender, Museums, Pedagogy, Race, Science, Sexuality, Technology, Women