Classical Studies

2017-18 General Catalog

Department of History
201 Humanities
(831) 459-2982

Program Statement | Course Descriptions

Faculty and Professional Interests

Karen Bassi, Professor of Literature
Greek and Latin literatures; gender; literary and cultural theory; pre- and early modern studies; historiography; visual and performance studies

John Bowin, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Ancient philosophy, especially ancient science and metaphysics, and contemporary analytic metaphysics

Martin Devecka, Assistant Professor of Literature
Greek and Latin languages and literatures; cultural history; Arabic language and literature; animal studies; history of technology; Renaissance studies

Maria Evangelatou, Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture
Medieval visual culture, with emphasis on Byzantium and its periphery; manuscript illumination, Marian cult and iconography; ancient Greek and Roman visual culture; Islamic visual culture; gender studies

Mary-Kay Gamel, Professor of Literature, Emerita

Gildas Hamel, Security of Employment Lecturer of History, Emeritus

Charles W. Hedrick Jr., Professor of History
Greek and Roman history

Jennifer K. Lynn, Continuing Lecturer in History and Literature
Later Roman Republic and Principate; Homeric epic; Hellenistic and Augustan poetry; women in the ancient world

John P. Lynch, Professor of Literature, Emeritus

Dean Mathiowetz, Associate Professor of Politics
Ancient political thought, philosophies of language and affect, early-modern and late-modern political economy

Gary B. Miles, Professor of History, Emeritus

Daniel L. Selden, Professor of Literature
Afroasiatic languages and literatures, Greek and Latin, Hellenistic culture, the classical tradition, history of criticism, literary theory

Elaine Sullivan, Assistant Professor of History
Pharaonic Period Egypt; Greek and Roman Egypt; women and gender; material culture; ritual landscape; 3D modeling; Digital Humanities and the use of emerging technologies in studying the ancient world

Program Faculty Advisers

Karen Bassi, Professor of Literature

Charles W. Hedrick Jr., Professor of History

Jennifer Lynn, Continuing Lecturer in History and Literature

Daniel L. Selden, Professor of Literature

Revised: 09/01/17