• M.A. Columbia University, 5/2019
  • BA Duquesne University, 5/2016
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    Broadly speaking, my research lies in the overlap and intersection of literature and ancient philosophy. I am particularly interested in the use of tragic and comic vocabulary and imagery throughout Plato’s dialogues–more specifically, how these vocabularies and images are warped to support Platonic ethics and metaphysics.

    A second branch of my research concerns the use of the animal to construct and delimit the human and human concerns (such as brutality; or community inclusion/exclusion) in Greek literature of the fifth and fourth centuries BCE. Most of my work centers on poetry, although I have recently begun to expand that interest into prose as well.