Guests

Dr. Victoria Austen

Dr. Victoria Austen

Dr. Victoria Austen’s research focuses primarily on the intersection of literature and material culture in the analysis of Roman gardens and landscapes. More broadly, she is interested in Latin literature, especially from the Late Republic and Early Empire; Roman history and material culture; race a...

Dr. Amy Pistone

Dr. Amy Pistone

Amy Pistone is an Assistant Professor at Gonzaga University where she is the sole Hellenist, so she gets to teach and work on a wide range of topics. She did her PhD at the University of Michigan, where her dissertation focused on oracular language in the plays of Sophocles, but she has recently wor...

Dr. Debra Trusty

Dr. Debra Trusty

Debra Trusty is currently a lecturer for the Department of Classics at the University of Iowa. She received her BA in archaeology from the University of Evansville and MA and PhD in Classics from Florida State University. Her dissertation investigated the political economies of Mycenaean Greece thro...

Dr. Caitlín Barrett

Dr. Caitlín Barrett

Caitie Barrett is an archaeologist who studies everyday life and cross-cultural interactions in the ancient Mediterranean. A 2022 National Geographic Explorer, she teaches at Cornell University as Associate Professor of Classics. She also co-directs an archaeological excavation at Pompeii: the Casa ...

Julie Levy

Julie Levy

Julie Levy (she/they) is an independent scholar who left her PhD program with all but the dissertation finished in protest over graduate student working conditions. They are currently the Program Coordinator for the Save Ancient Studies Alliance, and their recent work can be found on the Paizomen bl...

Dr. Colin Shelton

Dr. Colin Shelton

Colin Shelton is Language Program Coordinator for Latin and Ancient Greek. His scholarly work applies insights from Second Language Acquisition to the teaching and learning of ancient languages. He has also published about ancient Roman etymologizing, and the semantics of Latin wordplay. Current pro...

Jordan Galczynski

Jordan Galczynski

Jordan Galczynski is an Egyptology PhD Candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has excavated in a number of locations including Egypt and Israel, and has worked with museum collections in Egypt, the United States, and Europe. Jordan’s research focuses on textile and costume studi...

Dr. Felipe Rojas Silva

Dr. Felipe Rojas Silva

Felipe Rojas is associate professor of archaeology at Brown University. His book The Pasts of Roman Anatolia: Interpreters, Traces, Horizons (2019) examines Roman-period manipulations of Bronze- and Iron-Age material remains in what is now Turkey. Among his publications are the co-edited volumes Aft...

Maya Deane

Maya Deane

Maya Deane (she/her) is a novelist, visual artist, and avid student of all the arts of civilization attributed to Inana by the first known writer, Enheduana. She would love to talk to you about the history of forks, the history of beer (and how the only woman who became king of Sumer was a bartender...

 Dr. Verity Platt

Dr. Verity Platt

Verity Platt is Chair of Classics at Cornell University, where she is a professor of Classics and History of Art and co-curator of the Cornell Cast Collection. She is the author of Facing the Gods: Epiphany and Representation in Graeco-Roman Art, Literature, and Religion (Cambridge 2011) and Imprint...

Dr. Aaron Irvin

Dr. Aaron Irvin

Aaron Irvin is an associate professor of History at Murray State University. He specializes in the ancient world, teaching courses on ancient Rome, Greece, Egypt, and the cultures of the Near East. His recent publications include Community and Identity at the Edges of the Classical World, from Wil...

Liv Albert

Liv Albert

Liv Albert is the host, creator, writer, editor, and producer of Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! (read: the only person involved)! Liv is a giant nerd for a great many things, though most notably, Greek & Roman mythology. She has a degree in English Literature & Classics (Classical Civilizations) from...