Student Profiles

MA Students

Maxwell Abram

Degree: Honours BA in Greek and Roman Studies, Trent University

Areas of Interest: Early Greek Epic, Ancient Comedy

TA Assignment: CS1000-001

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Emily BogerMA Student Emily Boger


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TA Assignment: CS2840A/ CS2500B

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Christian Bot

Degree: Honors BA in History and Classical Studies, Western University

Areas of Interest: Greek historians, especially Thucyydides

TA Assignment: CS2525A/ CS2500B

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Keegan Bruce


Areas of Interest: Roman masculinity, intertextuality, philology, Late Republican poetry

TA Assignment: CS2440A/ CS2301B

External Scholarship: CGSM/SSHRC

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MA Student Michael CastellanoMichael Castellano

Degree: Honours Double Major BA in Western History & Applied Music, SUNY Fredonia 

Areas of Interest: Late Roman Antiquity, 3rd Century Crisis, Intellectual History

TA Assignment: CS2902A/ CS2525B

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MA Student Shereen FayedShereen Fayed

Degree: Honours BA in Classics, McMaster University

Areas of Interest: Roman art and archaeology; Roman Imperial women; numismatics

External Scholarship: SSHRC CGSM 2017-18

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MA Student Tara JacklinTara Jacklin

Degree: Honours BA in Greek and Roman Studies from the University of Victoria

Areas of Interest: Roman social history, with emphasis on women in the Ancient World; Classical gender and sexuality; Classical Religion; Classical Reception studies

TA Assignment: CS3350F/ CS3300G

External Scholarship: SSHRC CGS Masters 2018

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Tyler Jordan

Degree: Carleton University & Swansea University. Greek and Roman Studies with Minor in Philosophy. 

Areas of Interest: Language and Literature (Greek and Russian), Myth and Religion, Philosophy (especially Aesthetics and Ethics), Art and Art History, Gifts.

TA Assignment: CS2200

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Cassandra Phang-Lyn

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

Areas of Interest: Greek and Roman Archaeology

TA Assignment: CS1000-001

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MA Student James RoyerJames Royer

Degree: Honours BA in Greek and Roman Studies with Minor in History, Carleton University

Areas of Interest: Roman History, with a particular focus on the Late Republic and Early Empire

TA Assignment: CS2301A/B

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MA Student Garett SchoffroGarett Schoffro


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TA Assignment: CS2300

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Helen Wilson


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PhD Students

imageRowan 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

Teaching Assignment: GK3100A

External Scholarship: OGS 2015

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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, SSHRC Doctoral 2014-15

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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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PhD Student Stephanie DennieStephanie Dennie

Degree: Honours BA in Classics, University of Guelph; MA in Classics, Brock University

Areas of Interest: Archaic Greece, Greek Warfare, Sparta, Military Psychology

Teaching Assignment: Instructor CS3904F

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image Paul McGilvery

Degree: Honors BA in Classics, Laurentian University; MA in Classics, Dalhousie University

Areas of Interest: Greek Historiography, Xenophon's Anabasis, Narratology

External Scholarship: SSHRC CGS Doctoral 2014-2017

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Olayiwola "Gabriel" Ologbonde


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Teaching Assignment: CS3410E

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Richard Parker

Degree: Honours BA in Classics, Brock University, MA in Classics, Western University

Areas of Interest: Indo-European linguistics; the development, perception, and representation of Greek dialect 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

Teaching Assignment: Instructor GK2000

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Marina Schmidt

Degree: BA (Honours) in Classics with a double-major in History, and Certificate in Ancient Languages, Memorial University; MA in Classics, Memorial University

Areas of Interest: Roman medicine and social history, gender, and ancient law

Teaching Assignment: CS2300

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