Ph.D., University of Washinton
Dissertation: Polis and Reproduction: the Role of the Mother in Euripides and Menander
MA, University of Calgary
BA, University of Calgary
Areas of Interest
- Identity in the ancient world
- Greek and Roman tragedy
- Greek and Roman comedy
- Ancient Greek
- Words for Nerds (English words and their Greek and Latin origins)
- Literature of the Neronian Age
Work in Progress:
Ketos: Ancient Greek language learning website - flashcards, parsing, syntax, and translation exercises for first year Ancient Greek students using Athenaze
Paper and Article: “Staging Men: Citizenship and Masculinity in Menander”
Paper and Article: “Prostitutes in Menander”
Article: “Pseudo-Seneca’s Octavia: literature, history, and the last Julio-Claudians”
- "(Mis)Remembering Magnus in Lucan's de bello civili," Latomus 315 (2008) 324-38
- “Bigamy and bastardy, wives and concubines: Civic identity in Andromache,” forthcoming in ThePlay of Texts and Fragments.
- “Wealth and Democracy: Shaping Athenian Identity in Demosthenes and Menander” University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba Joint Colloquium (February 2006)
- “Roman Comedy”
- University of Winnipeg: Greek and Roman Society UG class (February 2006)
- “The Wife and the Concubine: Contested Claims in Euripides’ Andromache”
- Classical Association of the Canadian West: Annual Conference (March 2004)
- “Playing Happy Homes: Menandrean Courtesans and Reproducing the Athenian Oikos:”
- Hawaii International Conference on the Arts and Humanities (January 2003)
- “Mothers in Menander: Perpetuating the Polis in Fourth Century Athens”
- University of Calgary: Department of Greek & Roman Studies Seminar Series (February 2003)
- "Making Aristocrats in Menander"
- Classical Association of Canada: Annual Conference (May 2002)
- "Tokens of Identity in Menander's Epitrepontes"
- University of Chicago Graduate Student Conference: Menander's Athens (April 2000)
- "Menander's Epitrepontes”
- University of Washington: Classics Colloquia (February 2000)
- "Seneca’s Ulysses"
- Classical Association of the Canadian West: Annual Conference (March 1996)
The second of eight children whose parents emigrated from Denmark and Germany, I grew up on a farm in central Alberta, Canada. Our family cursus honorum taught us to tend rabbits first, then chickens, fowl, goats, pigs, and finally, cows. I (happily) never made it past the pig rank. At the time, university was the preferable alternative to tackling cow-herding.