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

Contact Information: mabram2@uwo.ca


Christian Bot

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

Areas of Interest: Greek historians, especially Thucyydides

TA Assignment: CS2700A/B

Contact Information: cbot@uwo.ca


Keegan Bruce

Degree: BA in Classics, Brock University

Areas of Interest: Catullus, masculinity, leisure

TA Assignment: CS2200

External Scholarship: SSHRC (2019-20), OGS (2020-21)

Contact Information: kbruce26@uwo.ca


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TA Assignment: CS2800A/B

Contact Information: sengli4@uwo.ca


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

Contact Information: sfayed@uwo.ca  


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Degree: Honors BA in Classical Studies, Western University

Areas of Interest: Roman archaeology, women in antiquity

TA Assignment: CS2500A/ CS2301B

External Scholarship: SSHRC CGSM (2020-21)

Contact Information: afranke5@uwo.ca


Jacob E. Hopkins

Degree: BA(hons) in Classics and Early Modern Studies from the University of King's College and Dalhousie University

Areas of Interest: Greek Tragedy and Epic, Comparative Literature and Classical Reception

TA Assignment: CS2300

Contact Information: jhopki44@uwo.ca 


Zachary Mohan

Degree: Advanced BA in Classics, University of Manitoba

Areas of Interest: Bronze Age Collapse, Greek Iron Age Archaeology 

TA Assignment: CS2300

Contact Information: zmohan2@uwo.ca     


MA Student Jaymie OrchardJaymie Orchard

Degree: Honours BA in Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies with an Emphasis in Classics, University of British Columbia

Areas of Interest: Gender and sexuality in antiquity, numismatics, philology, Greek literature (especially the Greek novel).

TA Assignment: CS2200

External Scholarship: SSHRC CGSM 2020-21

Contact Information: jorchar9@uwo.ca   


Cassandra Phang-Lyn

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

Areas of Interest: Greek and Roman Archaeology

TA Assignment: CS2525A/B

Contact Information: cphangly@uwo.ca


Helen Wilson

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Contact Information: hwilso8@uwo.ca 


PhD Students

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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: Instructor GK3200A

External Scholarship: OGS 2015

Contact Information: rash3@uwo.ca


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.

Contact Information: mdeminio@uwo.ca


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 Greek 2000

Contact Information: stephanie.dennie@uwo.ca  


PhD Student Tara JacklinTara Jacklin

Degree: Honours BA in Greek and Roman Studies from the University of Victoria; MA in Classics, Western University

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: Latin 2000

Contact Information: tjackli@uwo.ca   


Olayiwola "Gabriel" Ologbonde

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Teaching Assignment: CS1000

Contact Information: oologbon@uwo.ca 


Richard Parker

Degree: BA English Literature, Brock University; MA Classical Studies, University of Western Ontario; PhD (ABD) Classical Studies, University of Western Ontario 

Areas of Interest: Greek poetry of all types and periods (especially Greek hymns), Greek cult & religion, Greek epigraphy, Greek textual criticism 

Teaching Assignment: Instructor CS3904G

Contact Information: rparke@uwo.ca, office hours by appointment vis Zoom/Skype


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: CS3310F / CS3905G

Contact Information: hschmid8@uwo.ca