- B.A. Princeton University
- M.A., Ph.D. Harvard University
Latin literature, in particular Apuleius and the Roman novel, cultural contacts in antiquity, ancient animals, gender
Selected Research and Publications
- Apuleius and Africa, edited, with Ben Lee and Luca Graverini, forthcoming, Routledge.
- An Apuleius Reader, Selections from the Metamorphoses, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2012.
- “A Review of Scholarship on Apuleius’ Metamorphoses 1970-1998,” Lustrum vol. 42 (2000) with Carl Schlam (covering over 500 annotated items).
- Metamorphosis of Language in Apuleius: a study of allusion in the Novel, University of Michigan Press 1998.
Awards and Honors
- Mellon 23 grant for Oberlin conference “Apuleius and Africa” 2009-10
- Mary Wig Johnson Faculty Achievement Award (scholarship), Scripps College (1999,2001)
- NEH Summer Seminar: ""Imitation, Influence, Inspiration: The Theory and Practice of Artistic Relations in the Renaissance,"" Leonard Barkan, University of Michigan, Director (1991)
- Athwin Faculty Development Grant (1992)
- Sabbatical Research Grant, Scripps College (2004)
- Beginning and Intermediate Greek and Latin
- Latin Prose Composition
- Advanced Latin, Greek (various authors)
- Senior Seminar in Classics
- Graduate Seminar (Apuleius)
- Comparative Literature: The Western Literary Tradition