Department of Classical StudiesWestern Arts and Humanities

Student Profiles

MA Students - First Year

AnderssonCody Andersson

Degree: Honors BA in Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria

Areas of Interest: Roman history, Roman military history, Greek and Roman archaeology

TA Assignment: CS1000 - Classical Civilization

Contact Information: canderss@uwo.ca


EdinEdin Gurdic

Degree: Honors BA in Classics, University of Western Ontario

Areas of Interest: Religion within the Roman military sphere of influence.

TA Assignment: Classics 1000-002 - Classical Civilization

Contact Information: egurdic@uwo.ca


KostiewMorgan Kostiew

Degree: Advanced Bachelor's of Arts in Classics, University of Manitoba (2015)

Areas of Interest: Ancient Economies, Greek Literature

TA Assignment: Classics 2200 - Greek and Roman Mythology

External Scholarship: SSHRC-CGSM Master's 2015

Contact Information: mkostiew@uwo.ca


RobinsonMeagan Robinson

Degree: Honors BA in Classics, University of Western Ontario

Areas of Interest: Greek and Roman Archaeology, Ancient funerary practices

TA Assignment: CS 2300- Sports and Recreation in the Ancient World

External Scholarship: SSHRC-CGSM Masters 2015

Contact Information: mrobin94@uwo.ca


MA Students - Second Year

image Christian Boulley

Degree: Honors BA in Classics, University of Winnipeg

Areas of Interest:Greek tragedy (Sophocles in particular); metre in Greek and Latin lyric poetry; early Christian texts

TA Assignments: CS2810A - The Ancient Greeks on Film/ CS2902B - Cleopatra: Histories, Dreams, and Distortions

External Scholarship: SSHRC CGS Masters 2014

Contact Information: cboulley@uwo.ca


image Letticia Cosbert

Degree: Honors BA in Classics, University of Toronto

Areas of Interest: Pastoralism, specifically representations of the shepherd in Greek and Roman historiography and poetry. I'm also interested in numismatics, rhetoric, and ancient education.

TA Assignment: CS2301A - Crime and Punishment in the Ancient World/ CS2700B - Technology and Engineering in the Ancient World

Contact Information: lcosbert@uwo.ca


image Richard Parker

Degree: Honors BA in Classics, Brock University

Areas of Interest:Indo-European linguistics; the development, perception and representation of Greek dialects in literature; Mycenaean Greek dialect and society; evolution of writing systems in Bronze Age and Classical Greece; semantics and morphology of non Indo-European loan terms for flora and fauna; Bronze Age language contact in Greece

TA Assignments: CS2200 - Classical Mythology

Contact Information: rparke@uwo.ca


image Sarah Vanderploeg

Degree: Honors BA in Classics, University of Western Ontario

Areas of Interest:Roman archaeology, gender and identity on Roman frontiers, Roman military

TA Assignments: CS2500A - Ancient Cities in the Mediterranean/ CS2908B - Egyptian Art and Archietecture

External Scholarship: SSHRC CGS Masters 2014

Contact Information: svanderp@uwo.ca


Woodcock Robert Woodcock

Degree: Honors BA in Classics, University of Western Ontario

Areas of Interest: Roman Archaeology and History, Latin Epigraphy, and Linguistics in Roman Provinces

TA Assignments: CS2300 - Sport and Recreation in the Ancient World

External Scholarship: SSHRC CGS Masters 2014

Contact Information: rwoodco2@uwo.ca


PhD Students - First Year

image Rowan Ash

Degree: BA in Classics, Honours English (Literature), McGill University; MA in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures, University of Waterloo.

Areas of Interest: Ancient magic (especially the Greek magical papyri), Greek and Roman religion and myth, Greek literature, gender and sexuality in the ancient world

TA Assignments: CS2908A - Egyptian Art and Architecture/ CS2301B - Crime and Punishment in the Ancient World

External Scholarship: OGS 2015

Contact Information: rash3@uwo.ca


Quattrocchi Salvatore Quattrocchi

Degree: BA in Classics with Minors in History and Philosophy, Randolph College - Lynchburg (VA); MA in Classics, King's College London.

Areas of Interest: Greek Epic, Greek Philosophy, Ancient Greek Identity, Greek Historiography, Latin Historiography.

TA Assignments:CS 2300 - Sport and Recreation in the Ancient World

Contact Information: squattr3@uwo.ca


PhD Students - Second Year

image Paul McGilvery

Degree: Honors BA in Classics, Dalhousie University

Areas of Interest: Greek historiography and textual transmission, Surviving and fragmentary works of Arrian, Greek and Latin Literature of the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D.; Second Sophistic authors; Historians of Alexander, Early Byzantine History, Early History of the Diodochi

TA Assignments: CS1000-001 - Classical Civilization (1st term)

External Scholarship: SSHRC CGS Doctoral 2014-2017

Contact Information: pmcgilve@uwo.ca


PhD Students - Third Year

michelleMichelle Sugar

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

Area Interests: Latin epic; Lucan's 'Bellum Civile'; Greek tragedy; and Women in antiquity

TA Assignments: CS1000-002 - Classical Civilization

Contact Information: msugar@uwo.ca


PhD Students - Fourth Year

timTim Wright

Degree: BA English and Combined Classics, Greek and Latin, University of Alberta; MA Classical Studies, Univeristy of Western Ontario

Area Interests: Greek epic; kinship; ancient scholarship; Latin epigraphy.

Instructor: GK2000 - Advanced Ancient Greek

External Scholarship: OGS 2014

Contact Information: twrigh5@uwo.ca


PhD Students - Fifth Year

allyAlexandra 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

External Scholarship: SSHRC Doctoral 2014-15

Contact Information: adawso22@uwo.ca


jonathanJonathan 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

External Scholarship Awards: Crake Doctoral Fellow in Classics at Mount Allison University (2015-2016), SSHRC Doctoral 2014-15,

Contact Information: jvicker6@uwo.ca


PhD Students- Sixth Year

maryMary 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 Assignment: 

Contact Information: mdeminio@uwo.ca