I am the Language Program Director in Classics at Yale University. I received my BA in Classical Civilization (2003) and MAT in Latin and Classical Humanities (2006) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I was a Recognised Student in Philosophy at Wolfson College, Oxford (2011-2012) and received my PhD in Classics from the University of Texas at Austin (2015). You can find my CV here.

My research interests include intellectual history, ancient religion, early Christianity, and most things North African. At the moment I am focused on the religious, sociopolitical, and material context of Augustine’s philosophy of memory and time. I am also interested in pre- and non-Roman North African antiquity, the reception of classical literature in Roman North African education, and the reception of Rome in the modern Maghrib, especially Algeria.

Pedagogically, I am a proponent of a blended linguistics-reading approach to Greek and am always busy promoting ‘morphological awareness’ to all levels of Greek and Latin language learners, from K-12 to college to graduate students. Due to my own research and personal interests, I find the study of Greece and Rome fascinating for what it says not only about Greece and Rome proper but also about cultures peripheral to it, from Numidia to Persia to Illyria to Britain.

Before coming to Yale in 2021, I was a Lecturer in Classics and the Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts & Ideas at the University of Texas at Austin (2016-2021). There, I taught all levels of Greek and Latin, was the program director of UT’s Summer Intensive Greek program, and taught a wide range of courses in translation from large lectures (Ancient Mediterranean World, Greek Civilization, Roman Civilization, Mythology) to various small seminars including Africa & Rome: History, Memory, and Identity, Death and the Afterlife in Greco-Roman Antiquity, Alexander and the Hellenistic Age, Who Cares About Antiquity?, and Masterworks of World Drama: Moral Leadership.

At Yale, I teach introductory Greek and Latin, supervise graduate students teaching Greek and Latin, and help graduate students prepare for their PhD qualification exams in Greek and Latin. See my teaching page for more.