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Darlene Brooks Hedstrom
Department Chair, Undergraduate Advising Head
Myra and Robert Kraft and Jacob Hiatt Associate Professor of Christian Studies
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Pronouns: she/her

Expertise: Archaeology and history of ancient and late antique Christianity; material culture and religions of eastern Mediterranean and the Near East; Monasticism in Eastern Mediterranean world; foodways in late antiquity

Catherine Bloomer
Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Premodern Disability Studies
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Pronouns: she/her/hers

Expertise: Medieval and premodern literature and philosophy; Dante studies; disability studies; crip theory; women, gender, and sexuality studies; Italian studies; comparative literature; digital humanities

Joel P. Christensen
Joel P. Christensen
Professor of Classical Studies
Mandel Center for Humanities, 214
Office Hours: 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Expertise: Classical philology. Homeric epic and the relationship between the epics and mythopoetic traditions; "Odyssey" and modern psychology; pedagogy and Homeric epic; leadership in the Greek and Roman world

Caitlin Gillespie
Caitlin Gillespie
Director of Graduate Studies, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies

Expertise: Early Imperial Latin literature, gender and power in the Ancient World, Roman Britain, Roman exemplarity

Eóin O'Donoghue
Eóin O'Donoghue
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
Mandel Center for the Humanities, 210

Expertise: Archaeology of pre-Roman and Roman Italy, especially Etruria; Phoenician and Punic archaeology; social and gender identities in the ancient Mediterranean

Current fieldwork with the Poggio Civitate Excavation Project and the Pantelleria Project

Alexandra Ratzlaff
Alexandra Ratzlaff
Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology and Digital Humanities
Mandel Center for the Humanities, 215

Expertise: Classical and Near Eastern archaeology, ceramic analysis, digital humanities, late antique economy, the Roman army, and archaeological theory

Visit the Birsama Archaeological Project website.

Rebecca Sausville
Rebecca Sausville
Lecturer in Classical and Early Mediterranean Studies
Mandel Center for the Humanities, 215

Expertise: Hellenistic and imperial Greek history; Imperial Greek literature; Greek epigraphy; Greek cultural history; urban identity.

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Natalie Susmann
Lecturer in Classical and Early Mediterranean Studies, Anthropology
Head of the Brandeis Digital Scholarship Lab

Expertise: Greek sacred landscapes; nature; memory; sensory experiences; ancient travel writers and geographers; tourism and pilgrimages

Honorary Visiting Scholar

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Cynthia Lepofsky
Honorary Visiting Scholar in Classical Studies

Affiliated Faculty

William Kapelle
William Kapelle
Associate Professor of History

Expertise: Medieval history

Cooperating Faculty

charles golden
Charles Golden
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Expertise: Maya, archaeology of complex societies, landscape

charles mcclendon
Charles McClendon
Sidney and Ellen Wein Professor in the History of Art
Division Head, Creative Arts, School of Arts and Sciences

Expertise: Medieval art and architecture

Javier Urcid
Javier Urcid
Jane's Chair Professor of Latin American Studies

Expertise: Bioarchaeology, complex societies, writing systems, Mesoamerica

Faculty Emeriti

Bernadette Brooten
Bernadette Brooten
Myra and Robert Kraft and Jacob Hiatt Professor Emerita of Christian Studies

Expertise: Christian studies

Patricia Johnston
Professor Emerita of Classical Studies

Expertise: Latin and Greek language and literature, classical myth and religion

Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow
Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow
Professor Emerita of Classical Studies

Expertise: Roman and Greek art and archaeology; Latin language and literature; mythology in Greek and Roman art;  Roman social history and daily life

Leonard Muellner
Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies

Expertise: Greek and Latin language and literature, with special interest in Greek epic, lyric and tragic poetry, the historical study of Ancient Greek language, and the comparative study of mythology and religion

Cheryl Walker
Cheryl Walker
Professor Emerita of Classical Studies

Expertise: Roman and Greek history