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MA Students - 1st Year

Stephanie Bergman

Degree: Honours BA in Classics, Brock University 

Area Interests: Ancient music and performance; texts as representations of performance; Greek and Latin poetry; Hellenistic art and architecture

TA Assignments:
CS2500A: Ancient Cities in the Mediterranean Tu/Th 1:30-2:30pm, 
CS2440B: Alexander the Great Tu/Th 9:30-10:30 am

External Scholarships: SSHRC CGS Masters 2013

Contact Information: sbergma2@uwo.ca

Meagan Cleveland

Degree Information: Honours BA in Classical Studies, University of Guelph

Area Interests: Roman history and literature, Greek literature, Greek mythology

TA Assignments: CS2800A: Greek and Latin Elements in English Tu 7:00-9:00pm

Contact Information:mclevel2@uwo.ca

Drew Davis

Degree: Honours BA in History and Classical Studies, The University of Western Ontario

Area Interests: Literacy within the Roman Army; Roman Military Affairs; Late Antiquity

TA Assignments: CS1000-002 Classical Civilization M 7:00-10:00pm

External Scholarships: SSHRC CGS Masters

Contact Information: ddavis26@uwo.ca 

Alan Dempsey

Degree Information: Honours BA in Greek and Roman Studies, Carleton University

Area Interests: Ancient Greek language and literature; Pragmatics and particle use in Ancient Greek; Greek and Roman historiography; Greek and Latin oratory and rhetoric; Linguistic nuance in Plato and Thucydides.

TA Assignment: CS 2200 Classical Mythology MW 11:30-12:30pm

Contact Information: adempse3@uwo.ca

Sarah Taylor

Degree: Honours BA in Classical Studies, The University of Western Ontario

Area Interests: Roman Archaeology and Food Preparation 

TA Assignments: CS1000-001 Classical Civilization MWF 12:30- 1:30pm

Contact Information: Staylo95@uwo.ca

Tristan Wicks

Degree: B.Hum Combined Honours in Humanities and Greek & Roman studies, Carleton University 

Area Interests: The formation of political identity in origin narratives, Textual criticism of Livy and Polybius particularly how they express a theoretical understanding of politics, Carthage and the Phoenicians.

TA Assignments: Classics 3905F/Law 5871A--Family Law/ MWF 11:30-12:30pm CS2800B Greek and Latin Elements in English Tu 7:00-9:00pm

Contact Information: twicks@uwo.ca

MA Students - 2nd Year

Odessa Cadieux-Rey

Degree: BA Classical Studies, University of British Columbia, 2010

Area Interests: Greek literature and society, particularly concepts of 'otherness' and questions of gender, sexuality, and cultural identity; dramatic and ritual performance; Homer

TA Assignments: CS2200 Classical Mythology MW 11:30-12:30pm

External Scholarship Awards: SSHRC CGS 2013

Contact Information: ocadieux@uwo.ca

Mark Walley

Degree: Honours BA in Liberal Arts, Bishops University, 2009

Area Interests: Greek and Roman magic, especially Athenian magic from the Classical period; Greek, Roman, and Egyptian history; Classical mythology; Greek and Roman Religious rituals and use of sacred space; Archaeology; The Classical Tradition, specifically the reuse and reinvention of ancient structures.

TA Assignments: CS2300 Sport & Recreation in the Ancient World MW 3:30-4:30pm

Contact Information: mwalley@uwo.ca

PhD Students - 1st Year

Kaitlyn Pettigrew

Degree: Honours BA in Classical Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, MA in Classical Studies, University of Western Ontario, 2013

Area Interests: Roman historiography, specifically from the Augustan Age and early Imperial period; ancient society and culture; Greek and Roman myth

TA Assignments: CS3450E Roman History Tu 10:30-12:30pm/ Th 10:30-11:30am

Contact Information: kpettig@uwo.ca

Michelle Sugar

Degree: Honours BA in Classics, The University of Toronto, 2011, MA in Classics, Brock University, 2013

Area Interests: Greek tragedy and its social function in Classical Athens; Homeric epic; Greek and Roman myth

TA Assignments: CS1000-001 Classical Civilization MWF 12:30-1:30pm

Contact Information: msugar@uwo.ca

PhD Students - 2nd Year

Tim Wright

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TA Assignment:

Contact Information: twrigh5@uwo.ca

PhD Students - 3rd Year

Alexandra Dawson

Degrees: Honors BA in Classical Studies, Brock University, 2008, MA in Classical Studies, University of Western Ontario 2010

Area Interests: Greek tragedy, specifically Euripides; sociopolitical allusions in Greek literature; Ancient Greek language, syntax and style

External Scholarship Awards: SSHRC 2013-2014

TA Assignment: Instructor GK3200B/4904B. Click Here to view the course outline

Contact Information: adawso22@uwo.ca

Dwayne Meisner

Degrees: Honors BA in History, University of Regina, 2008, MA in History, University of Regina, 2010, MA in Classical Studies, University of Western Ontario, 2011

Area Interests: Greek and Roman myth and ritual; mystery cults; ritual theory; cultural history; historiography; Greek and Roman history

TA Assignment: Instructor LA1000-001. Click Here to view the course outline

Contact Information: dmeisner@uwo.ca

Jonathan Vickers

Degree: Honors BA in Classical Studies, University of Manitoba, 2009, MA in Classical Studies, University of Western Ontario, 2011

Area Interests: Ancient acrobatics and tumbling; Greek and Roman sport; Greek comedy; Dramatic performance

TA Assignment: Instructor GK2000. Click Here to view the course outline

Contact Information: jvicker6@uwo.ca

PhD Students - 4th Year

Mary Deminion

Degrees: Honors BA in Greek and Roman Studies, Univ. of Victoria, 2007, MA in Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria, 2010

Area Interests: Ancient law, Roman History, women in antiquity, morality, and spectacle.

TA Assignments:
CS2700A "Technology and Engineering in the Ancient World" Tu/Th 9:30-10:30, CS2301B "Crime and Punishment in Ancient Greece and Rome" Tu/Th 1:30-2:30pm

Contact Information: mdeminio@uwo.ca

Lauren Mayes

Degrees: Honors BA in Classical Studies, Univ. of Victoria, 2008, MA in Classical Studies, Univ. of Victoria, 2010

Area Interests: Greek literature and the construction of gender, Greek tragedy, women in Greek society, Classics in popular culture

TA Assignment:

Contact Information: lmayes@uwo.ca


PhD Students - 5th Year

James Kruck

Degrees: Honors BA in Classical Studies, Univ. of Manitoba, 2005, MA in Classical Studies, Univ. of Manitoba, 2009

Area Interests: Roman translation theory; Roman philosophy; Roman education; Stoicism

TA Assignment:

Contact Information: jkruck@uwo.ca

Peter Miller

Degrees: Honors BA in Classical Studies, Univ. of Toronto, 2007, MA in Greek and Roman Studies, Univ. of Victoria, 2009

Area Interest: Greek lyric and epigram; ancient Greek athletics; gender and sexuality in Greek and Latin literature

External Scholarship Awards: Crake Doctoral Fellow in Classics at Mount Allison University (2013-2014)

TA Assignment: Doctoral Fellow in Classics at Mount Allison University

Contact Information:
pmille26@uwo.ca;


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