Department of Classical StudiesWestern Arts and Humanities

Student Profiles

Current MA Students - Second Year

stephanieStephanie 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 Assignment: CS 2440A: Alexander the Great Tu/Th 11:30am-12:30pm

External Scholarships: SSHRC CGS Masters 2013

Contact Information: sbergma2@uwo.ca


meaganMeagan Cleveland

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

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

TA Assignments: CS 2500B: Ancient Cities in the Mediterranean Tu/Th 3:30-4:300pm
CS 2903A Roman Emperors: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Tu/Th 9:30-10:30am

Contact Information:mclevel2@uwo.ca


drewDrew 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 Assignment: CS 3550E Archaeology of Rome and Italy Tu 10:30am-12:30pm, Th 10:30am-11:30pm

External Scholarships: SSHRC CGS Masters

Contact Information: ddavis26@uwo.ca


alanAlan 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 2300 Sport and Recreation in the Ancient World W 7:00-9:00pm

CS 3211F Ancient Tricksters MWF 1:30-2:30pm

Contact Information: adempse3@uwo.ca


sarahSarah Taylor

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

Area Interests: Roman Archaeology and Food Preparation

TA Assignment: CS 3410E Greek History MWF 9:30-10:30am

Contact Information: Staylo95@uwo.ca


tristanTristan 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 Assignment: CS 2300 Sport and Recreation in the Ancient World W 7:00-9:00pm

Contact Information: twicks@uwo.ca


PhD Students - Second Year

kaitlynKaitlyn 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 Assignment: CS 2903B Roman Emperors: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Tu/Th 9:30-10:30am

Contact Information: kpettig@uwo.ca


michelleMichelle 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: CS 2500B Ancient Cities in the Mediterranean Tu/Th 3:30-4:30pm 
CS 2908A Eqyptian Art and Architecture Tu/Th 2:30-3:30pm

Contact Information: msugar@uwo.ca


PhD Students - Third Year

timTim Wright

Degree:

Area Interests:

External Scholarship awards: 

TA Assignment: CS 3905G Latin Mythological Epic MWF12:30-1:30pm

Contact Information: twrigh5@uwo.ca


PhD Students - Fourth 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

TA Assignments: CS 2902A Daily Life in Ancient Rome MW 2:30-3:30pm 
Instructor GK3100B/94903B.  Click Here to view the course outline

Contact Information: adawso22@uwo.ca


laurenLauren 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: CS 2303B Crime and Punishment in the Ancient WorldMW 11:30am-12:30pm

Contact Information: lmayes@uwo.ca


dwaneDwayne 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: CS 1000-001 Classical Civilization MWF 11:30am-12:30pm

Contact Information: dmeisner@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

TA Assignment: CS 1000-001 Classical Civilization MWF 11:30am-12:30pm

Contact Information: jvicker6@uwo.ca


PhD Students- Fifth 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.

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Contact Information: mdeminio@uwo.ca


Recent PhD Graduates

Convocating October 2014

jamesJames 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

Contact Information: jkruck@uwo.ca



Convocated June 2014

peterPeter 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)

Contact Information:
 pmille26@uwo.ca