Associate Professor of Classics
BA (Stanford), MA (Stanford), PhD (UCLA)
Office: Lawson Hall 3207
Archaic and Classical Greek Literature especially Greek Epic; Greek Religion; Ancient Athletics; Gender and the Body in Greece and Rome; Classics and Critical Theory
Homer’s Iliad and the Failure of Force (Under Review)
The Anthology of Ancient Greek Athletics. Co-authored with Susan Stephens. Oxford University Press (Forthcoming)
The Politics of Sacrifice in Early Greek Myth and Poetry. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
The Cultural History of Sport in Antiquity. Co-edited with Paul Christesen, Dartmouth College. Bloomsbury Press. (Forthcoming)
Articles and Book Chapters:
“Body, Mind, and Identity.” The Cultural History of Sport. Volume 1: Antiquity. Eds. Paul Christesen and Charles Stocking. Bloomsbury Press. (Forthcoming)
“The ‘Paris School’ and the ‘Structuralist Invasion’ in North America.” Cahiers Mondes Anciens. “Paris School” Special Edition. (Forthcoming)
“Homer and Athletic Competition.” The Homer Encyclopedia. Eds. Corrine Pache, Susan Lupack, Robert Lamberton, and Casey Dué. Cambridge University Press. (Forthcoming).
“The Allure and Ethics of Ancient Aesthetics: Hellenism and the Modern Olympics.” Sport: Allure and Ethics. Ed. John Zilcoski. University of Toronto Press. (Forthcoming)
“Theorizing with Hesiod.” Oxford Handbook of Hesiod. Eds. Stephen Scully and Alexander Loney. Oxford University Press. (Forthcoming)
“Hesiod in Paris: Justice, Truth, and Power between Past and Present.” Arethusa 50.3 (2017): 385-427.
“The Use and Abuse of Training ‘Science’ in Philostratus’ Gymnasticus.” Classical Antiquity 35.1 (2016): 86-165.
“Ages of Athletes: Generational Decline in Philostratus’ Gymnasticus and Archaic Greek Poetry.” Classics@ Issue 13: Greek Poetry and Sport. 2015. Edited by Thomas Scanlon.
“Greek Ideal as Hyperreal: Greco-Roman Sculpture and the Athletic Male Body.” Arion 21.3 (2014): 45-74.
“Sacrifice, Succession, and Paternity in Hesiod’s Theogony.” Mètis. Anthropologie des mondes grecs anciens 11 (2013): 183-210.
“The Language about Achilles: Linguistic Frame Theory and the Formula in Homeric Poetics.”
A Californian Hymn to Homer. Ed. Timothy Pepper. Washington, D.C.: Harvard University Press, 2010.
“Kratos before Democracy: Force, Politics, and Signification in Homer and Derrida.” Classical Reception Seminar Series. Cambridge University, UK. May 22, 2018.
Pouvoir et la poétique de l’agôn en Grèce archaïque. Quatre conférence à EHESS, Paris. May 2018.
Panel Co-Organizer with Donald Lavigne: Return to Philology? Celtic Conference in Classics, McGill University. Montréal, QC. July 2017.
“Individual Sports, Amateurism, and the University.” Filmed Interview. Sport and the University, Stanford University. Stanford, CA. August 2016.
“The Uses of Universal Hellenism.” Sport, Society, and Culture. Center for Hellenic Studies and the International Olympic Academy. Olympia, Greece. July 2016.
“Ancient Greece and the Cult of the Body in Western Civilization.” The Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, Texas Tech University. Lubbock, TX. April 2016.
“Beyond Limit Experience in Ancient Athletics.” Olympics, Ancient and Modern. Texas Tech University. Lubbock, TX. April 2016.
“Stronger: The Problematics of Power in Homeric Poetry. Department of Classics, University ofChicago. Chicago, IL. February 2016.
“Athletics and Education in Ancient Greece.” Filmed Interview. Sport and the University, Stanford University. Stanford, CA. January 2016.
“Kratos before Democracy: The Problem of Plurality.” Political Cultures, Erotic Culture-Gendered Politics in Ancient Societies. UCLA. Los Angeles, CA. January 2016.
Panel Organizer with Paul Christesen: Ancient Athletics and the Modern Olympics: History, Ideals, and Ideology. Society for Classical Studies. San Francisco, CA. January 2016.
“The Aesthetics of Hellenism in the Modern Olympics.” Panel: Ancient Athletics and the Modern Olympics: History, Ideals, and Ideology. Society for Classical Studies. San Francisco, CA. January 2016.
“How to Kill an Athlete: The Limits of Excellence, Ancient and Modern.” Sport, Society, and Culture. Center for Hellenic Studies and the International Olympic Academy. Olympia, Greece. July 2015.
“The Poetics of Sacrifice and the Anthropology of Feasting.” Invited lecture in the seminar of François de Polignac, Religion et institutions dans le monde grec. ANHIMA. Paris, France. April 2015.
“Ritual Relations and Performative Kinship in Archaic and Classical Greece.” Invited lecture in the seminar of Cléo M. Carastro, Anthropologie religieuse et histoire culturelle de la Grèce ancienne. ANHIMA. Paris, France. April 2015.
“Beyond the Body: A Brief History of the Marathon, Ancient and Modern.” Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece. Nafplion, Greece. March 2015.
“Sacrifice and the Politics of the Belly.” Department of Classics, Princeton University. Princeton, NJ. February 2015.
“How to Kill an Athlete.” Ioannides Lecture. University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario.November 2015.
“The Theology of Greek Athletics.” Invited Lecture for American School of Classical Studies Summer Session A. Olympia, Greece. July 2014.