Dr. Campbell “Cam” Grey

Cam Grey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Much of his scholarly work has concentrated on the experiences of small rural communities in the Roman and late Roman world. Most recently, he was a co-director of The Roman Peasant Project 2009-2014 (ed. K. D. Bowes, Penn Museum Press, 2021), a multidisciplinary, collaborative archaeological project located in southern Tuscany, Italy. He is currently completing a book on the experience of risk and uncertainty in the late Roman world, focusing on the delicate interplay between environmental and climatological fluctuation, on the one hand, and societal and cultural strategies of adaptation, manipulation and meaning-making, on the other. As a foreign-born classicist living in the US, he is also endlessly fascinated by the many and various ways that America has inherited, transformed, and interpreted the multiple legacies of the ancient Roman world.