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    Congratulations to Drs Gervais, Greene, Meyer, Nousek, Pogorzelski, Pratt, Roberts, Steinbock, Stocking, Suksi, and Wood on their USC Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence 2014-2015 Awards

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KOlson Kelly Olson's research focuses on clothing and gender in Roman antiquity. Recent publications include "Masculinity, appearance, and sexuality: dandies in Roman antiquity,"in the The Journal of the History of Sexuality 23.2 (2014), and “The Roman toga : status, sexuality, identity,” in M. Masterson and N. Rabinowitz (edd) Sex in Antiquity: New Essays on Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World (2014, Routledge). She will publish her new book, *Masculinity, Sexuality, and Dress in Roman Antiquity* with Routledge in 2016.

ASuksiAara Suksi is especially engaged with questions of intertextuality and reception, both within Greek literature and beyond. Her most recent research includes: “Scandalous maps in Aeschylean tragedy”, in Greta Hawes, ed. Myths on the map: the storied landscapes of ancient Greece. Oxford (forthcoming); and “The Mother-Daughter Romance and Heroic Nostos in Heliodorus’ Aithiopika.” AN (forthcoming). She is currently writing about the arms of Achilles and Odysseus in Homeric epic.


PogorzelskiProfessor Randall Pogorzelski is being considered for promotion to Associate Professor and the granting of tenure. Anyone wishing to make a written submission can do so until the File is closed.  It is anticipated this will occur by June 30.
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SarahVPSarahBethThe Classical Studies department congratulates Sarah VanderPloeg on sucessfully defending her MA thesis, "The Real Housewives of Rome: Epigraphic and Literary Evidence for the Economic Contribution of Women", supervised by Elizabeth Greene

RobAlexCongratulations to Rob Woodcock on sucessfully defending his MA thesis, "Identity and Language Contact in Roman Britain", supervised by Alexander Meyer.

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