Graduate Students

Joshua Benjamins

Ph.D. Candidate
Tu 10-11, and by appointment, via Zoom

Later Roman Empire, historiography, Augustine, Christianity in the Roman Empire
Office Hours (Fall 2020): Tuesday/Thursday 10:00-11:00 AM & by appointment (via Zoom)

Research Interests: Classical art and archaeology; Roman and Etruscan/Italic material culture; Pompeian studies; foodways and the archaeology of consumption; household archaeology; social boundary formation and transculturation; visual culture; urbanism.
Office Hours: M 3-5 and by appointment, via Zoom

Aegean prehistory; trade and communication in the ancient Mediterranean basin; technology and innovation in prehistory; prehistoric writing systems; Greek archaeology and religion; digital humanities
Office Hours: Th. 3-4:30, and by appointment via Zoom

Justin Hudak

Ph.D. Candidate

Latin poetry and its reception
Tu 9:30-10:30am (PT), Th 3-4pm (PT), and by appointment, via Zoom

Republican poetry, Greek and Roman New Comedy, language pedagogy
M W 2-3PM or by appt.

Greek literature and philosophy; history of classical scholarship
TuF 11 AM - noon. Make an appointment here:

Augustan elegy; critical theory, especially queer and feminist theory
Thursdays 4-6pm PST, and by appointment (via Zoom)
Monday 9am-10am PDT/PST, Wednesday 7pm-8pm PDT/PST

Interests include conventions of lyric poetry; spatiality and temporality in Latin literature; untimeliness; the somatic experience of reading
Wed 1-3 or by appt - sign up at

Archaic Greek poetry; gender and sexuality; disability studies; self-alienation and dissociation
Tu 9-11 am (sign up by Tu 8 am)
Office Hours: Friday 10.00-11.00, 16.00-17.00, or by appointment

Critical theory, queer theory, psychoanalysis; (new) comedy, Apuleius