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Royal Holloway, University of London
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Latin literature, Roman history, Roman social history, ancient philosophy, Roman philosophy, Classics, Latin, Rome, gender history, classical reception, classics on film, classical monsters
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About Me

I am a Reader in Latin Language and Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London, where I have been since 2013 after a stint at the University of Birmingham following completing my PhD in the US. My research focuses on the intersections between Latin literature, ancient philosophy and gender studies. I also have a strong specialism in classical reception, in particular the ways that post-classical cultures use classical material.

I have experience working with television, radio, print publications and public outreach events. Up-to-date details of my media and outreach activities are available here.

Recent Publications

My full list of publications is available here; I’ve also written for a range of publications, including History Today, Iris Online, the Times Higher Education and Strange Horizons.


2019. Tracking Classical Monsters in Popular CultureLondon: Bloomsbury Academic.

The Ethics of the Family in Seneca. Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Selected recent articles:

2020: ‘Mazes Intricate: The Minotaur As A Catalyst of Identity Formation in British Young Adult Fiction.’ In Chasing Mythical Beasts: The Reception of Creatures from Graeco-Roman Mythology in Children’s & Young Adults’ Culture, ed. K. Marciniak. Universitätsverlag Winter Heidelberg: 99-119.

2020: ‘Pater Figure: Leadership, Emperors and Fathers in Seneca and Stoicism.’ In Paradox and Power in Caring Leadership: Critical and Philosophical Reflections, ed. L. Tompkins. Edward Elgar: 142-152.

2018: ‘The Ties That Bind: Materiality, Identity and the Life Course in the “Things” Families Keep’, with Anna Woodham, Laura King and Vicky Crewe. Journal of Family History 43.2: 157-176.

2016: ‘This Is Not A Chapter About Jane Harrison: Classicists at Newnham College, 1882-1922.’ In Women Classical Scholars. Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly, eds. E. Hall and R. Wyles. Oxford University Press: 153-175.

2014: ‘Show Me The Way To Go Home: A Reconsideration of Seneca’s De Consolatione ad Polybium.’ The American Journal of Philology 135.3: 451-480.

2012: ‘She’s Only A Bird in a Gilded Cage: Freedwomen at Trimalchio’s Dinner Party.’ Classical Quarterly 62.1: 260-280.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
Ancient, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Family, Gender, Pedagogy, Sexuality, Women