publications & presentations

[full academic cv; updated Feb. 16 2021]


  • Forthcoming, “Cicero and the Early Latin Poets,” Cambridge University Press


  • 2021, “Fragments of ‘anonymous’ Latin verse in Cicero,” in B. Kayachev (ed.), Poems without poets: approaches to anonymous ancient poetry (Cambridge Philological Society), 105-119. [link]
  • 2020, “Archias the Good Immigrant.” Rhetorica, Vol. 38.4, 382-410. [link]
  • 2019, “Staging Roman Slavery in the 2nd century BCE,” Ramus, Vol. 48.2, 174-197. [link]
  • 2018, “Stoicism in the Stars: Cicero’s Aratea in the De Natura Deorum,” Latomus, Vol. 77, 646-670. [link]


  • 2018, book review of H. van der Blom, Oratory and Political Career in the Late Roman Republic (2016); Journal of Roman Studies, Vol. 108, 203-204. [link]

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Organized Conferences


  • 20th May 2021, “Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Hannah Čulík-Baird, & Liv Mariah Yarrow: Divine Institutions — Religions and Community in the Middle Roman Republic.” Hosted by Labyrinth Books (via crowdcast) [video]
  • 23rd April 2021, “Cicero on Fiction,” at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Boston Area Roman Studies Conference (via zoom), alongside Diana Spencer (“Varro’s strategies of quotation in De Lingua Latina“), and Katharina Volk (“Necromancers in the Senate”)
  • 8th January 2021, “Digital Teaching and COVID-19,” for “COVID-19 and the Future of Classics Graduate Study” workshop at the Society for Classical Studies organized by Del Maticic (NYU)
  • 23rd November 2020, invited speaker at Swansea University Seminar (via zoom); “The Fragment and the Future” [audio & text]
  • 24th September 2020, guest speaker at Prof. Ayelet Lushkov (UT Austin) grad seminar (via zoom); 25th September 2020, invited speaker at UT Austin (via zoom); “The Fragment as Form” [audio & slides]
  • 5 March 2020, invited speaker at New York University; “Cicero on poetry.”
  • 30th January 2020, invited speaker at Bates College; “Cicero and the Latin Poets,” [slides & handout]; 31st January 2020, “Teaching Digital Approaches to the Ciceronian Corpus.” [slides & handout]
  • 5th January 2020, “Tom Habinek on ‘generativity’,” for “Personhood and Authorship: Collective Living Commentary on a Project of Thomas Habinek” panel at the Society for Classical Studies organized by James Ker (University of Pennsylvania) and Andrew Feldherr (Princeton); Washington DC [text of presentation]
  • 21 November 2019, invited to speak at Yale’s Women in Ancient Studies Forum
  • 24 October 2019, “Fragments of Latin poetry in Cicero,” for the UTM-Jackman Humanities Institute seminar series at the University of Toronto. [slides & handout]
  • 1 April 2019, “Who is Classics ‘for’?” invited speaker at Groton Prep School [slides]
  • 15 March 2019,Ut est or paululum immutatus: Poetic citation in Cicero’s speeches,” for a workshop on Classical Quotation, organized by Stephanie Frampton at MIT. [live tweets by @sentantiq]
  • 5 January 2019, “Staging Thebes in the 2nd century BCE,” for the organizer-refereed panel: “What’s Roma Got to Do with It? Staging Romanitas in Republican Drama” at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies, San Diego.
  • 24 October 2018, invited speaker at Brandeis University; “Loss and Recovery of Knowledge at Rome.” [slides & handout]
  • 9 August 2018, “The Latin Philologists of the 2nd and 1st centuries BCE,” at the “5000 years of Commentaries” conference at the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC.
  • 11 July 2018,Famulitas, uis, egestas: ‘enslavement, violence, need’: staging enslavement in the 2nd century BCE,” Pacific Rim Roman Literature Seminar 32, Sydney, Australia.
  • 15 June 2018, “Auctor in incerto: the ‘Anonymous’ Latin Poetry of the 2nd century BCE” at the “Poems without Poets” conference at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
  • 8 April 2018, “Thebes in Republican Rome” at the annual meeting of the Classical Association, Leicester. 26 January 2018, invited speaker at Columbia University Classics Colloquium series; “Loss and Recovery of Knowledge in the late Republic.”
  • 6 January 2018, moderator for “Ancient MakerSpaces” digital humanities workshop at annual meeting of Society for Classical Studies, Boston.
  • 6 January 2018, “Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Ancient Book,” co-organized roundtable with Stephanie Frampton (MIT), Joseph Howley (Columbia) at annual meeting of Society for Classical Studies, Boston.
  • 13 July 2017,Vetustas pauca non deprauat, multa tollit — Loss and Recovery of Knowledge in the Late Republic,” Pacific Rim Roman Literature Seminar 31, San Diego.
  • 20-21 April 2017, “Ethical Engagement and the Study of Antiquity,” co-organized two day workshop with Jessica Wright (USC) and Matthew Chaldekas (USC); and presented: “Scholarly Engagement and Social Media,” University of Southern California, Los Angeles. [slides]
  • 24 June 2016, “Singing in Cicero: the performative qualities of tragic cantica in the Tusculan Disputations,” “Cicero Across Genres” panel at the Celtic Conference in Classics, University College Dublin, Ireland.
  • 19 March 2016, “Stoicism in the Stars,” The Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS), Williamsburg, VA.