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Congratulations to Letticia, Sarah, Meagan, and Richard on successfully completing their MA program in Classics!
Congratulations to Drs Gervais, Greene, Meyer, Nousek, Pogorzelski, Pratt, Roberts, Steinbock, Stocking, Suksi, and Wood on their USC Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence 2014-2015 Awards
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Kelly Olson's research focuses on clothing and gender in Roman antiquity. Recent publications include "Masculinity, appearance, and sexuality: dandies in Roman antiquity,"in the The Journal of the History of Sexuality 23.2 (2014), and “The Roman toga : status, sexuality, identity,” inM. Masterson and N. Rabinowitz (edd) Sex in Antiquity: New Essays on Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World (2014, Routledge). She will publish her new book, *Masculinity, Sexuality, and Dress in Roman Antiquity* with Routledge in 2016.
Aara Suksi is especially engaged with questions of intertextuality and reception, both within Greek literature and beyond. Her most recent research includes: “Scandalous maps in Aeschylean tragedy”, in Greta Hawes, ed. Myths on the map: the storied landscapes of ancient Greece. Oxford (forthcoming); and “The Mother-Daughter Romance and Heroic Nostos in Heliodorus’ Aithiopika.” AN (forthcoming). She is currently writing about the arms of Achilles and Odysseus in Homeric epic.
The Department of Classical Studies is proud to report that Jonathan Vickers, one of our PhD students, successfully defended his dissertation on July 7, 2016. Jonathan’s dissertation, supervised by Professor Aara Suksi, is entitled "The Acrobatic Body in Greek Society”. Congratulations, Dr. Vickers!
Our students have arrived at the Vindolanda Field School in Northern England! Follow their archaeological adventures through their blog, and on Instagram.