The social impact and evolution of Roman law, Greek and Latin epigraphy, voluntary associations, digital humanities, Late Antiquity, and public history.
(May 2011) PhD in Ancient History, Minor Field in Greek Art and Architecture
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC : Dissertation: “Criers, Impresarios, and Sextons: Disreputable Occupations in the Roman World.” Advisor: Prof. Richard J.A. Talbert
(May 2007) M.A. in History; Ancient History concentration
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC: Masters Thesis: “Ob Merita: The Epigraphic Rise and Fall of the patrona civitatis in Roman North Africa” Advisor: Prof. Richard J.A. Talbert
(May 2005) B.A., Classics; B.A., History, high honors, distinguished major; Minor, Classical Archaeology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. Honors Thesis: “ “The Other Population”: Senatorial and Equestrian Statues in Rome and the Provinces from the Republic to the Flavians” Advisor: Prof. Elizabeth Meyer
(May 2018-July 2019) Associate Professor of Classics, Classics Department, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Secondary appointment in the Department of History and as an affiliated scholar in the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio.
(August 2014-May 2018) Assistant Professor of Classics, Classics Department, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
(August 2012-May 2014) Assistant Professor of Ancient and Early Medieval History, History Department, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
(July 2011- July 2012) Mellon Junior Faculty Fellow in Classics and History, Classics and History Departments, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
(Aug. 2005-May 2011) Graduate Instructor and Teaching Assistant in History, History Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Trade and Taboo: Disreputable Professions in the Roman Mediterranean (Ann Arbor; University of Michigan Press, October 2016). Audible Audiobook Version (2017) [Available Here]
In Process and Forthcoming:
“Feasts and Harlots, Baths and Idleness’: The Geography of Billeted Troops in Late Antiquity” in War and Community in Late Antiquity, edited by Susanna Elm and Kristina Sessa (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
“What Made a City a City?” in The Oxford History of the Roman World, edited by Noel Lenski and David Potter (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
“The State, Governance, and Regulation in Ancient Shopping,” in A Cultural History of Shopping: Antiquity, edited by Ray Laurence and Mary Harlow (London: Bloomsbury, 2022), 177-194.
“Chapter 7: Maintaining the City Enslaved Labor and Trade in Roman Philippi” in Philippi, From Colonia Augusta to Communitas Christiana: Religion and Society in Transition, edited by Steven J. Friesen, Michalis Lychounas, and Daniel N. Schowalter (Leiden: Brill, 2021).
with Paul Dilley and Ryan Horne (edd.), “Linked Open Data for the Ancient Mediterranean: Structures, Practices, Prospects,” ISAW Papers 20 (2021). (open access volume)
with Victoria Leonard, “Advancing Feminism Online: Online Tools, Visibility, and Women in Classics,” Studies in Late Antiquity, Vol. 3 No. 1, Spring 2019 (4-16).
“Work and Society from the Principate to Late Antiquity: 44 BCE-565 CE,” in A Cultural History of Work in Antiquity: Volume I: The Ancient World, 500 BC-800 AD, edited by Ephraim Lytle (London: Bloomsbury Press). PDF: Bond_Work & Society
“The Corrupting Sea: Law, Violence, and Compulsory Professions in Late Antiquity,” in A History of Anticorruption: From Antiquity to the Modern Era, ed. Ronald Kroeze, André Vitória and Guy Geltner (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), 49-64.
” ‘As Trainers for the Healthy’: Physical Therapists, Anointers, and Healing in the Late Latin West,” Journal of Late Antiquity 8.2 (Fall, 2015), 386-404.
“Curial Communiqué: Memory, Propaganda, and the Roman Senate House,” in Aspects of Ancient Institutions and Geography: Studies in Honor of Richard J.A. Talbert, Impact of Empire Series, edited by Lee L. Brice and Daniëlle Slootjes (Leiden: Brill, 2014), 84-102.
“Altering Infamy: Status, Violence, and Civic Exclusion in Late Antiquity,” Classical Antiquity 33.1 (April, 2014), 1-30.
“Mortuary Workers, the Church, and the Funeral Trade in Late Antiquity,” Journal of Late Antiquity 6.1 (Spring, 2013), 135-151.
with T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, “16. Roman Foul Bodies. The satiric tradition,” in Disability in Antiquity, edited by Christian Laes (London: Routledge, 2016), 222-232.
with Peter Martens, “Review article of A. Di Berardino et al., Historical Atlas of Ancient Christianity,” Journal of Early Christian Studies 24.4 (Winter, 2016), 601-607.
“Aristocracy, senatorial”, “Accessio”, “Cilicia”, “Comitatus”, “Consistorium”, “Constantius I”, “Consul”, “Corycus”, “Dead, Disposal of”, “Disorder, public”, “Exorcism”, “Gratian”, “Grave-Diggers”, “Galerius”, “Gratian”, “Hostages”, “Invective”, “Maximinus Daia”, “Personifications”, “Polyandrium”, “Procopius”, “Senate of Rome”, “Senator”, “Usurpers”, “Valens”, “Valentinian I”, “Valentinian II” in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity, edited by Oliver Nicholson and Mark Humphries (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
Selected Op-Editorials and Online Pieces
with Shaily Patel, “Recovering the Female Clerics of the Early Church,” Los Angeles Review of Books (January 17, 2022).
with Joel Christensen, “The Man Behind the Myth: Should We Question the Hero’s Journey?” Los Angeles Review of Books (August 12, 2021).
“Would I Have Been The Toast of the Ancient Mediterranean?” (October 6, 2020); “What Were The Very First Olympics Like? with Professors Sarah E. Bond and Joel Christensen,” Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness Podcast (July 20, 2021).
with Nyasha Junior, “The Story of the Black King Among the Magi,” Hyperallergic.com (January 6, 2020).
with Kevin Gannon, “Public Writing and the Junior Scholar,” The Chronicle of Higher Education (October 15, 2019).
“Did the Ancient Romans Use Infographics?” Hyperallergic.com (September 30, 2019).
“Finding the Roots of Graphic Novels in the Ancient World,” Hyperallergic.com (January 11, 2018).
“‘Digital’ Is Not the Opposite of ‘Humanities’” with Hoyt Long and Ted Underwood, The Chronicle of Higher Education (November 1, 2017).
“The Hidden Labor Behind the Luxurious Colors of Purple and Indigo,” Hyperallergic.com (October 24, 2017).
New Books in Religion & Faith Podcast (August 12, 2017).
“How Coloring Books Can Teach Us About Diversity in Ancient Times,” Hyperallergic.com (August 11, 2017).
“Uncovering A ‘Little Pompeii’ In France,” NPR Morning Edition (August 4, 2017).
“Why We Need to Start Seeing the Classical World in Color,” Hyperallergic.com (June 7, 2017).
with Kristina Killgrove, “Caesar Undressing: Ancient Romans Wore Leather Panties and Loincloths,” Forbes.com (June 19, 2015).
with Matthew Neujahr, “Divine Reverie: Revelation, Dream Interpretation, and Teeth in Antiquity,” The Appendix (July, 2014).
“Map Quests: Geography, Digital Humanities and the Ancient World,” Bible History Daily (June 4, 2014).
Research on Religion Podcast (October 6, 2013).
“Architecture in Mosaics,” Architizer.com (July 11, 2013).
Sunday, March 15, 2011 “Erasing the Face of History,” The New York Times.
“Conceptions of Rome’s Future. (J.J.) Price, (K.) Berthelot (Edd.) The Future of Rome. Roman, Greek, Jewish and Christian Visions. Pp. x 315. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. Cased, £75, US$99.99. ISBN: 978-1-108-49481-6.” The Classical Review, 2022, 1–3.
“Carlos Machado, Urban Space and Aristocratic Power in Late Antique Rome: A.D. 270-535. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. Pp. Xix 317, Illus. Isbn 9780198835073. £75.” Journal of Roman Studies (2021): 1–2.
“The Brothels of Ancient Pompeii,” History Today 69 (October 10, 2019).
“Book Note | Not All Dead White Men,” Ancient Jew Review (October 10, 2018).
“Philip F. Venticinque. Honor among Thieves: Craftsmen, Merchants, and Associations in Roman and Late Roman Egypt. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2016. xii + 275 pp. Cloth, $75,” American Journal of Philology 138.1 (2018): 168-171.
“A New Version of the Codex of Justinian – (B.W.) Frier (ed.) The Codex of Justinian. A New Annotated Translation, with Parallel Latin and Greek Text. Based on a Translation by Justice Fred H. Blume. Volume 1: Introductory Matter and Books I–III. Volume 2: Books IV–VII. Volume 3: Books VIII–XII. Pp. clxxxvi + viii + viii + 3,176, ills. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. Cased, £450, US$750. ISBN: 978-1-107-11975-8 (vol. 1); 978-1-107-11981-9 (vol. 2); 978-1-107-11982-6 (vol. 3); 978-0-521-19682-6 (set),” in The Classical Review (Published online: 11 January 2018), 1-4.
Andrew Wilson and Miko Flohr (edd.). Urban craftsmen and traders in the Roman world. Oxford studies on the Roman economy. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. xvi, 408. ISBN 9780198748489. $135.00 in The Bryn Mawr Classical Review. 2017.10.02.
“S. F. Johnson, Literary Territories: Cartographical Thinking in Late Antiquity. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. Xiv 195. Isbn 9780190221232. £47.99.” Journal of Roman Studies, 2017, 1–2. doi:10.1017/S0075435817000351.
with Tom Keegan, “Humanizing the Digital” a review of Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, and Jeffrey Schnapp, Digital Humanities (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012) in Studies in Late Antiquity 1.1 (February 2017).
“Civic Servitude in Late Antiquity?” Sarah Bond on Alexander Baumann, Freiheitsbeschränkungen der Dekurionen in der Spätantike in The Classical Review (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 1-3 [Online: September 2016, In Print: December 2016].
Iain Ferris, The Arch of Constantine: Inspired by the Divine. Gloucestershire, UK: Amberley Publishing, 2013 in Res Militares 15.1 (2015), 3-4.
Sergio Castagnetti, (ed., comm.). Le leges libitinariae flegree: edizione e commento. Pubblicazioni del Dipartimento di diritto romano, storia e teoria del diritto F. De Martino dell’Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II, 34. Napoli: Satura editrice, 2012 in The Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2014.2.26.
Mark Handley, Dying on Foreign Shores: Travel and Mobility in the Late-Antique West. JRA Supplementary Series 86 (Portsmouth: Journal of Roman Archaeology, 2011) in the American Journal of Archaeology 117.2 (April, 2013).
Jay M. Stottman, Archaeologists as Activists: Can Archaeologists Change the World? Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2011 in Journal of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference 31.1 (Summer, 2012).
Digital Research Projects
Principal Investigator, CAWM (Consortium of Ancient World Mappers) with Jay Bowen, Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio, University of Iowa.
Module Creator, WOAH (2016-2022): Women of Ancient History Project, Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio, University of Iowa.
Associate Editor (2012-Present), Pleiades Project., NYU-ISAW and UNC-Chapel Hill.
Pedagogy Co-Editor (2017-2018), Pelagios Project.
Contributor (2011-2016), U.S. Epigraphy Project, Brown University.
Conference Papers and Panels
(May 28, 2022) with Cinzia Dal Maso, ‘Il classico è classista’ Associazione Italiana di Public History (AIPH), Conferenza nazionale AIPH – 27-31 maggio, Venezia-Mestre 2022.
(May 6, 2022): “Feasts and Harlots, Baths and Idleness’: The Geography of Billeted Troops in Late Antiquity” War and Community in Late Antiquity, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
(January 6, 2022): “Enslavement and Literary Work in the Roman Mediterranean,” Panel Moderator, Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies and the Archaeological Institute of America, San Francisco, CA.
(April 22, 2021) “Drawing Undergraduate Students to Humanistic Study in the 21st Century,” American Council of Learned Societies, National Meeting
(April 10, 2021) “Inclusive Antiquity in the Community: Sarah Bond and Young Kim,” Dutch Classics Week, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
(Feb. 15, 2021) OIKOS Shared Antiquity Roundtable, National Research School in Classical Studies in the Netherlands.
(March 7, 2020): The Power of Objects — Roundtable, What Can Museums Become?, Obermann Humanities Symposium 2020, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
(January 4, 2020) “How Can Administrators Support Public Outreach and Digital Humanities?” Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies and the Archaeological Institute of America, Washington, D.C.
(November 22, 2019) “Animals and Empire: Roman Expansion and Contraction Through the Lens of the Arena,” (Re)imagining Empire through Art and the Environment, UW-Madison, Madison, WI.
(Nov. 1, 2019) “Varieties of Unfreedom in the Late Roman Empire: Slavery, Castes, and Compulsory Labor,” GLC 2019 Annual Conference “A Deep History of Slavery,” Yale University, New Haven, CT.
(January 5, 2019) “The Future of Classics,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies and the Archaeological Institute of America, San Diego, CA.
(October 26, 2018) “The Poetics of Space: Applied GIS in the Classics Classroom,” Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean, ISAW-NYU, New York City, NY.
(January 2018) “The Cartographic Satyricon: Digital Pedagogy For The Mapping of Literary Geographies,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies, Boston, MA.
(August 2017) “Quotidian Reading: Digitally: Mapping Literary and Personal Geographies,” with Tom Keegan, Digital Humanities 2017, Montreal, Canada.
(July 2017) “Members Only: The application of legal stigmas among late antique trade associations,” International Medieval Congress, Leeds University, United Kingdom.
(May 2017) “Incense for Nightfall”: Incense, Dreams & Domestic Religion in Imperial Rome,” ‘SensingDivinity: incense, religion and the ancient sensorium’, 23- 24 June 2017, British School at Rome, Rome, Italy.
(April 7, 2017) “Those Outside the Walls: Mapping real and imagined topographies in late antiquity,” [Invited Keynote] Forced Movement in Late Antiquity, c. 300-700, German Historical Institute, London, England.
(January 6, 2017): “The Space Race: Outreach through Maps, Spatial Analysis, and Ancient Geography,” New Outreach and Communications for Classics: Persons, Places, and Things (Organized by the Committee on Outreach), The Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS), Toronto, CA.
(October 2016): “The Decline and Fall of the All-Male Panel: Compiling a List of Female Ancient Historians” The Classical Association of the Atlantic States, New Brunswick, New Jersey (Panel Organizer and Presenter).
(August 2015): with Paul Dilley and Ryan Horne, “Digital Humanities and the Study of Patristics: Developing the Terra Biblica and BAM (“Big Ancient Mediterranean”) Online Resources” Oxford Patristics, Oxford, UK.
(May 2015): with Lekha Shupeck (UNC), “Lege et Recede: ‘No Trespassing’ Signs in the Roman Empire” The Association of Ancient Historians, UCSB, CA.
(Jan. 2015): “The Social Network: Digitizing and Mapping Evidence for Greco-Roman Voluntary Associations” The American Historical Association, NY, New York.
(June 2014): “Ad Pistrinum: Property, Pistores and Prisons in Late Antiquity” International Late Antiquity Conference, New York University, NY, New York.
(Feb. 19, 2014): “Panem et Coria: Imperial Patronage in Late Antique Rome” University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
(Jan. 2014): with Co-Presenter Dr. Kristina Killgrove (UWF): “Mapping Ethnicity and Community in Imperial-Era Roman Cemeteries” The Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Chicago, IL.
(May 2013) “Ignominy and Monetarii: Mint Workers in the Later Roman Empire” Work, Labor and Professions in the Roman World Conference, University of Ghent
(May 2013) “Scent and Sensibilities: The Status of Tanners in the Roman Mediterranean” Annual Meeting of the Association of Ancient Historians, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
(Jan. 2012) The Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America:Seattle, WA: “Brewer, Businessman, and Barbarian: The Cervesarii in the Latin West”
(March 2012) Sewanee Medieval Colloquium: Sewanee, College of the South: “‘Engraved in Indelible Characters’: The Epigraphic Habits of Eusebius and Constantine”
(Feb. 2012) Ancient Religion, Modern Technology Workshop, Center for Digital Scholarship, Brown University, Providence, RI: “The Collegium Project: Digitally Registering Evidence for Greek and Roman Voluntary Associations”
(Jan. 2012) The Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America: Philadelphia, PA: “The Healing Touch: Anointers and Masseurs in the Roman Empire”
(June 2011) Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity Conference IX: State College, Pennsylvania: “ ‘Compel Them to Come In’: Political Exclusion, Heretics, and the Application of Infamia in Late Antiquity “
(Oct. 2010) Southern Section of the Classical Association of the Midwest and South: Richmond, Virginia: “Manifest Infamy: Transformations in Facial Stigmata and Reintegration from the Roman Republic to Late Antiquity”
(Jan. 2010) The Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association: Anaheim, California: “From Crypt to Clergy: Associations of Roman Funeral Workers”
(Oct. 2009) Classics Graduate Colloquium, Johns Hopkins University: “ ‘Aere Nec Vacuo’: Fusion, Propaganda, and Paradigm in the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus”
(Jan. 2008) The Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America: Chicago, Illinois: “Ob Merita: The Epigraphic Rise and Fall of the Civic Patroness in Roman North Africa”
(Feb. 2007) University of Virginia Classics Graduate Colloquium, University of Virginia: “Petitioning for the Pax Deorum: Superstitious Justifications for the Continued Persecution of Christians between the Edict of Toleration and the Edict of Milan, A.D. 311-313”
(Apr. 2006) UNC/Duke Graduate Colloquium, Duke University: “Bibliocaust and the Biblioclast: Bookburning from Protagoras to the Baghdad Museum of Archaeology”
Invited Lectures and Panels
May 3, 2022: “The Epigraphy of Women, Work, and Unions in the Roman Mediterranean,” Manchester Classical Association, Manchester, UK.
February 10, 2022: “Diagrams of Difference: Representing Information in the Late Roman and Medieval Mediterranean,” Aris Lecture, Center for Premodern Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
September 29, 2021: AIA National Lecture Circuit: “Royal Purple and Indigo: The Hidden Labor Behind Luxurious Dyes,” Archaeological Institute of America, Hartford Society, Hartford, CT; October 19-20, 2021: Tallahassee Society, Tallahasee, FL; Gainesville Society, Gainesville, FL.
April 28, 2021: “Networked Culture and the Decentralized Museum,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York.
April 13, 2021: “How Roman Law Became the Foundation of the Criminal Justice System,” National Humanities Center Webinar, Raleigh, NC.
November 12, 2020: “Translating the Chaos: The Ancient History of Hate Symbols,” Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
November 11, 2020: “Presenting Antiquity: Writing for the Public in an Age of Chaos” with Dr. Sarah Bond and Dr. Seph Rodney, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
October 1, 2020 : “Polychromy and You,” Boshell Lecture with Mark Abbe, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD.
September 11, 2020: “Trade and Taboo: A Discussion,” University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN.
October 18, 2019: “Making Classics Public” with Donna Zuckerberg, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
September 25, 2019: “Outreach for All: Public Engagement Through the Dissertation,” Keynote, United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (USETDA) Annual Conference, Charleston, SC.
September 19, 2019: “Signs of the Times: The Shifting Iconography of Hate,” University of San Diego, San Diego, CA.
April 8, 2019: “Museums as a Political Space: Classics, Color, and the Labeling of the Ancient World,” Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME.
April 1, 2019: “Making the Humanities Public Panel,” Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
March 28, 2019: “Signs of the Times: Ancient Symbols Reused by Hate Groups,” Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
December 10, 2018 : “Imperial Purple and Freedman Red: Decoding the History of Color in Ancient Rome,” Haverford College, Haverford, PA.
November 19, 2018: Book Review Panel: Katherine A. Shaner, Enslaved Leadership in Early Christianity, Slavery, Resistance, and Freedom Panel, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
November 17, 2018: “Museums as Political Space: Classics, Color and the Exhibition of the Ancient World,” Bible & Archaeology Fest XXI, Biblical Archaeology Review, Denver, CO.
November 9, 2018: “Signs of the Times: Fighting the Alt-Right with Public History and Classics,” Classics Department, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.
November 8, 2018: “Tools for Georeferencing and Preserving the Ancient Mediterranean,” Classics Department, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
October 6, 2018: “Space and Social Justice: Exploring GIS, Public History, and Classics,” Invited Keynote, Heartland Graduate Conference, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.
October 5, 2018: “Digital Humanities and Social Justice,” with Tom Keegan, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO.
October 4, 2018: “Museums as a Political Space: Classics, Color, and the Labeling of the Ancient World,” Washington University of Saint Louis, Departments of Art History & Archaeology and Classics, St. Louis, MO.
April 20, 2018: “The Decline and Fall Of the All Male Panel: Using Digital Humanities to Address Inclusion,” Keynote Speaker, Women in Classics, Women on Classics Conference, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
March 15, 2018: “A NextGen PhD,” Keynote Lecturer, Beyond the PDF: Planning for the Future of the Dissertation, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
March 1, 2018: “Building the Labyrinth: The Rhetoric of Mazes, Labyrinths and Walls From Antiquity to Trump,” Annual Grimshaw-Gudewicz Lecturer, Department of Classics, Brown University, Providence, RI.
(December 4, 2017) “Why We Need to Start Seeing the Classical World in Color,” Department of Religion, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH.
(November 15, 2017) “Digital Humanities and Social Justice,” The Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton, University, Princeton, NJ.
(November 13, 2017) “Why We Need to Start Seeing the Classical World in Color,” History Department, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA.
(November 10, 2017) “DH and Social Justice,” Scholar’s Lab Digital Humanities Lecture, with Tom Keegan, Alderman Library, Room 421, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
(November 9, 2017) Margaret Lowe Undergraduate Lecturer: “Beyond The Wall: Outcasts, Civic Walls, And Architectural Metaphors from Antiquity to Game of Thrones,” Department of Classics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
(November 1, 2017) “Late Antique and Medieval Memory Sanctions and Erasures,” Rapid Response History Lecture Series; Shambaugh Auditorium, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
(October 18, 2017) “Ancient and Medieval Beer, Hops, and Preservatives,” History at the Grove Series: Big Grove Brewery, Iowa City, IA.
(October 13, 2017) Battle Lecture Series, “‘I Will Build A Great, Great Wall’: Ancient City Walls, Trump and the Rhetoric of Fortification,” University of Texas at Austin, Department of Classics, Austin, TX.
(June 15, 2017) “A Short History Of The Center Of The World: Mapping The Relationship Between Humanities And STEM,” Big Ten Plus Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
(April 3, 2017) “Redefining the Liberal and Illiberal Arts: Roman Work and Society from the Principate to Late Antiquity: 44BCE-565 CE,” Exeter University, Exeter, United Kingdom.
(November 14, 2016) “Monumental Mausolea: Building Projects and Slave Labor from Antiquity to the World Cup,” University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.
(November 16, 2016): “Pleiades Workshop: Mapping the Plague of Justinian,” University of California at Riverside, Riverside, CA.
(November 17, 2016): “The Butcher, the Baker, and the Garum Sauce Maker: Perceptions of Roman Food Workers in Antiquity,” University of California at Riverside, Riverside, CA.
(October 10, 2016) “Inheriting the Prejudices of Rome: Perceptions of Work and Labor in Early Christianity,” ECSW, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
(September 28, 2016) Co-Presented with Tom Keegan, “‘The Local’: Mapping Real and Imagined Taverns, Pubs, and Breweries from Antiquity to Modernity,” Western Illinois Society of the AIA, Monmouth College, IL.
(April 6, 2016) Greek Epigraphy Workshop; Digital Humanities Workshop Co-Presented with Tom Keegan Fordham University, New York City, NY.
(March 30, 2016) Co-Presented with Tom Keegan, “Meeting Places: Maps, manuscripts and making digital humanities collaborative,” Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.
(March 15, 2016) “Buying Wares on the Ides of March: Roman Daily Life on the Day Caesar Died,” Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA.
(March 7, 2016) “Money Doesn’t Smell: Tanners, Urine, and the Scent of the Ancient City,” ClassicsDepartment, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.
(February 11, 2016) “Data Culture” Luther College, Decorah, IA.
(September 18, 2015) “Spatial Humanities: The Final Frontier?” Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA.
(April 3, 2015) “A Curious History: Memory, Propaganda, and the Roman Senate House,” Classics Department, University of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX.
(February 9, 2015 ) “A Curious History: The Roman Senate House from the Republic to Mussolini,” AIA-Iowa City Chapter, Iowa City, IA.
(September 26, 2014) “Brewer, Businessman, Barbarian: Cervesarii in the Western Roman Empire,” Beloit College, Beloit, WI.
(April 17, 2014) “All the Bishop’s Men: Funeral Workers, Personal Gangs, and the Mortuary Trade in Late Antiquity,” Department of Classics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
(February 19, 2014) “Panem et Coria: Imperial Patronage in Late Antique Rome,” Changing Hands: Cultures of Buying, Selling, and Giving in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
(November 18, 2013) “Brewer, Businessman, and Barbarian: Brewing Beer in the Latin West,” Carthage College, Kenosha Wisconsin.
(September 25, 2013) “Brewer, Businessman, and Barbarian: Brewing Beer in the Latin West,” Rockford Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, Rockford, IL.
(September 10, 2013) “Petri Pariter Paulique: Rome of the Martyrs, the Pilgrims, and the Dead,” Milwaukee Area Biblical Archaeology Society, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI.
(June 15, 2013) “The Church of San Clemente in Rome,” Given in Rome at San Clemente to a combined group from Illinois State University and Western Illinois University.
(February 11, 2013) “Altering Infamy: Disrepute in the Roman Mediterranean,” Gulf Coast Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, Western Florida University, Pensacola, FL.
“Geo-referencing Literary Texts And Historic Maps: A Pelagios and Pleiades Workshop,” The Center for Digital Humanities @ Princeton, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, November 15, 2017.
“Mapping the Marginalized: Creating Interactive Maps for Research and Classroom Use,” North American Patristics Conference, Chicago, IL, May 25, 2017.
“Terra Biblica: Mapping the Early Christian World,” North American Patristics Conference, Chicago, IL, May 27, 2016.
with Rob Shepard, GIS and Digital Mapping, The Studio’s DH Workshop Series, December 5, 2015.
with Rob Shepard, GIS and Digital Mapping, Digital Bridges Summer Institute, June 2015.
Awards and Honors:
(February 2020): Faculty Communicating Ideas Award, University of Iowa ($1000)
(January 2020): Women’s Classical Caucus’ Public Scholarship Award
(January 2019): SCS Outreach Award
(2018-2019) Dean’s Scholar, University of Iowa
(April 2017) Society for Classical Studies Pedagogy Award Winner ($1000)
(April 2017) Visiting International Academic Fellowship (Exeter University)
(Summer 2016) University of Iowa Old Gold Summer Fellowship
(Summer 2015) Recipient, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies Interdisciplinary Research Grant, University of Iowa
(Summer, 2015) Fellow, Digital Bridges Summer Institute, University of Iowa and Grinnell University, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
(Summer, 2014) Faculty Development Award, Marquette University
(Summer, 2013) Summer Faculty Fellowship, Marquette University
(Summer, 2013) Visiting Scholar, The American Academy in Rome
(Fall 2011-12) Mellon Junior Faculty Research and Travel Grant
(Fall 2010) University of North Carolina-King’s College, London Research Grant Awardee
(Spring 2009) Medieval and Early Modern Studies Dissertation Fellowship
(June 2008) Mowry Dissertation Grant, History Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(May ’05, ’06, ’08, ’09) Nomination for Excellence in Teaching Assistance (TA Award): University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(Summer 2007) Internship, Epigraphische Datenbank Heidelberg: University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
(May 2007) Herbert Benario Travel Award, Classical Association of the Midwest and South
(2006) National Honor Society Recipient
(2004-6) Distinguished Scholar in History, University of Virginia
(2004 – 2005) Harrison Research Scholar, University of Virginia: Research conducted at the Baths of Diocletian, Rome, Italy
(2004) Kate Cabell Cox Scholarship Recipient
(2003) Intermediate Honors Recipient, University of Virginia
(2001-2005) Dean’s List Recipient, University of Virginia
Independently Instructed Classes:
Upcoming: (Fall 2022) HIST 2151: The City of Rome; HIST 3193: Undergraduate History Portfolio; HIST 7190: Independent Study, Roman Law
(Spring 2022): HIST 4400: The Roman Empire; HIST 3193: Undergraduate History Portfolio
(Fall 2021) HIST 2151: The Use and Abuse of History; HIST 7414: Slavery & Social Death 1200 BCE-1865
(Spring 2021) HIST 2461: History of the Middle East; HIST 3193: History Portfolio; HIST 3448: Barbarians and the Fall of Rome, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
(Fall 2020) HIST 2151: The Use and Abuse of History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
(Spring 2020) Roman Law; History of the Middle East, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
(Spring 2019) Roman Law; Roman Civilization, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
(Fall 2018): Graduate Greek Survey; Roman Civilization, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
(Spring 2018): Slaves, Prostitutes, and Convicts: Writing the History of the Outcast; Augustan Rome, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
(Spring, 2017): Roman Law; Medieval Latin, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
(Fall, 2016): Slaves, Prostitutes, and Convicts: Writing the History of the Outcast, Honors Seminar; Roman Civilization (In translation), University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
(Spring, 2016): Tacitus, Tiberius, and the Provinces, Classics Department, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
(Fall, 2015): Roman Law, Classics Department & the College of Law, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
(Fall, 2015): Caesar and his Wars: Latin Literature of the Republic (Latin)
(Spring, 2015): Ancient Medicine, Classics Department, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
(Spring 2015): ‘Too Big to Fail’: Commerce, Financial Crisis, and Corruption in Antiquity, Honors Seminar, Honors Program, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
(Fall, 2014): Age of Nero (Latin), Roman Civilization (In translation), Classics Department, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
(Spring, 2014): Slavery and Social Death (View Lecture: Archaeology of Slavery): Slavery from Antiquity to the Middle Ages
(Fall, 2013): Post Mortem: Death and Disease from Antiquity to the Middle Ages
(Fall, 2013): Medieval History
(Spring, 2013; Spring 2014): Greece and Rome
(Fall 2012; Spring 2013): “Western Civilization to 1750,” History Department, Marquette University
(Spring 2012): “ ‘Too Big to Fail’: Commerce, Corruption, and Crisis in Antiquity,” History Department, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
(Winter 2012) “Christianization and Barbarization: The Transformation of the Roman Empire [64-565 CE]” : History Department and Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
(Fall 2011) “Slavery in Antiquity [1200 BCE – 700 CE]”: History Department, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
(Spring 2011) “Introduction to Humanities”: Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, Durham, NC
(Fall 2010, Spring 2010) “World Civilizations I: Prehistory to 1700”: Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, Durham, NC
(Summer 2010 )“Ancient Society”: History Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
(Summer 2010, Spring 2011) “World Civilizations II: 1700-Present”: Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, Durham, NC
Teaching Assistantships (all conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill):
(Fall 2010, 2009, 2006) “Medieval History”, History Department
(Spring 2009, 2007, Fall 2005) “Western Civilization to 1650”, History Department
(Fall 2008) “History of Iraq”, History Department
(Spring 2008, 2006) “History of Rome”, History Department
(Fall 2007) “Greek History”, History Department
(June 2012 ) Sunoikisis Summer Workshop on Late Antique and Medieval Literature, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C.
(August 2011) Visiting Scholar, U.S. Epigraphy Project: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
(July 2010) Contributor to the Medieval Medical Register Project: University of North Carolina and King’s College, London Consortium
(Spring 2008) Tutor, Athletics/Academic Support Program: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(Spring 2008) Research Assistant, Medieval and Early Modern Studies: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(Summer 2007) Student intern, Epigraphische Datenbank Heidelberg: University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
(Summer 2006) Research Assistant for Course Development in Medieval Studies: Advisor: Prof. Brett Whalen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(2005-6) Archiving Intern, Forest History Society, Durham, NC
(2005) Harrison Research Scholar, research conducted in Rome, Italy: Advisor: Prof. Elizabeth Meyer, University of Virginia
(2007) Excavator, North Bath Excavations, Morgantina, Sicily: University of Virginia Project
(2005) Archaeological Supervisor, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Monticello, VA: Director: Sara Bon-Harper, Fraser Neiman
(2003) Excavator and Total Station Assistant, Morgantina, Sicily: University of Virginia Project
(2002) Archaeological Lab Assistant and Archiver, Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia
(2003) Excavator, Monasukapanough, VA: University of Virginia Project
Academic and Administrative Service
(Spring 2021-Present) Director of Undergraduate Studies, History Department, University of Iowa
(September 2021-Present) AAU PhD Education Initiative Committee
(Spring 2020-Present) Undergraduate Committee, History Department, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
(September 2021-Present Advisory Board) Humanities for the Public Good, Obermann Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
(April 2020) Co-organizer with Rosemary Moore for the annual meeting of the Association of Ancient Historians, Iowa City, IA.
(January 2020) Co-organizer for the North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy, Washington, D.C.
(September 2016-2017) Committee for the “Next Generation PhD” NEH Grant, University of Iowa.
(June 2016-Present) Editorial Board Member, Studies in Late Antiquity (University of California Press)
(June 2016) Co-Convener with Paul Dilley of the Obermann Summer Seminar “Linking the Big Ancient Mediterranean” A conference at the University of Iowa.
(March 2016-Present) Digital Humanities Certification Advisory Board, University of Iowa
(January 2016-2018) Communications Committee Member, Society for Classical Studies
(September 2015-Present) Review Editor, Marginalia Review of Books
(Spring 2015-2017) Committee Member, Digital Humanities Working Group, North American Patristics Society
(Spring 2013-2015) Co-Chair, Society for Late Antiquity (as co-chair for Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity, 2015 in Iowa City, IA)
(Spring 2013-Spring 2014) Co-Chair, Workshop for Ancient Mediterranean Studies
(Fall 2013-Spring 2014) Graduate Studies Committee, Marquette University
(Spring 2011) Graduate Representative to the Graduate History Council
(2009-10) Co-President of the Graduate History Society, representative to the Graduate History Council
(2007-8) Committee Chair and Organizer of the UNC/Duke Graduate Colloquium: “Acts and Ethics of War and Violence in the Ancient World”
(2005-6) UNC/Duke Graduate Colloquium Committee Member
Society for Classical Studies, American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy, Archaeological Institute of America, Association of Ancient Historians, Society of Biblical Literature, American Historical Association