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People who have studied Latin, Greek, Classical Studies and Classical Archaeology at the University of Washington have gone on to work in fields including education, law, journalism, business and entrepreneurship, and the sciences.  UW Classics Ph.D.s are teaching at institutions across the U.S. and Canada. 

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Alumni News

March 1, 2021
by James Clauss W. Royal Stokes received his BA in History at the University of Washington in 1958 and an MA in Classics in 1960. While in Classics he studied with John McDiarmid, Tom Rosenmeyer, Paul Pascal, Robert Lenardon, Bill Grummel and Bill Read, who was at that time also the head of the UW Press. Dr. Stokes went on to receive his PhD at Yale in 1965 upon completion of his dissertation Studies in Homeric Formulas directed by Christopher Dawson and Adam Parry. He taught at the... Read more
December 1, 2020
As always, UW Classics will be well represented at this year’s annual conference of the Society for Classical Studies (this year virtual due to COVID-19). See below for talks and panels by UW graduate students, faculty, and alumni; these can be watched online if you register for the conference. Note: the times listed here are all PST, for the sake of convenience; the... Read more
October 13, 2020
Pauline Ripat (PhD ’03) and Christina Vester (PhD ’04) have just released their second app! Hoi Polloi Logoi (HPL) is the sibling to their first app, Vice Verba. Free on iOS and Play, HPL tests the recognition and creation of ancient Greek verb forms. If players answer 10... Read more
September 16, 2020
by Kathryn Topper The Department of Classics is extremely proud of Dillon Gisch (B.A. 2013, summa cum laude, Classical Studies and Art History) for winning a coveted Arthur Ross/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize! As an undergraduate at UW, Gisch was an outstanding student who won (among other honors) a... Read more
August 7, 2020
by Ruby Blondell The University of Washington Classics Department is proud to announce that our distinguished alumna Yurie Hong has been named one of YWCA Mankato's Women of Distinction for 2020. Professor Hong received her PhD in Classics in 2007, with a dissertation on “Gendered Conceptions: Reproductions of Pregnancy and Childbirth in Greek Literature.” Since then she has been on the... Read more
UW Rome Center
December 18, 2019
As many of our readers will be aware, the University of Washington Rome Center is undergoing some major renovations at the moment.  Students and friends of the Department, past and present, and especially the many wonderful alums of the Department of Classics Rome Programs over the years may be interested in this story just published in the December 2019 University of Washington Magazine.  We are delighted that the article begins with a reminiscence by Rome Program ('03) and departmental alum ... Read more
December 16, 2019
If you’re going to the SCS/AIA/NACGLE conferences in Washington, DC in January 2020, be sure to check out these talks and roundtables featuring UW faculty, graduate students, and alumni! Friday, January 310.45am-12.45pmSCS Session 17 (Greek and Roman Novel): Ashli Baker (Bucknell faculty; UW PhD ‘11), “(Re)Reading the Roman Goddess Isis-Fortuna in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses” 1.45-4.45pmSCS Session 25 (Latin Poetry): Edgar Adrián García (... Read more
Dan Curley poetry book cover by S.L. Johnson
December 10, 2019
In 2013 Dan Curley (PhD ’99), Associate Professor of Classics at Skidmore, published Tragedy in Ovid: Theater, Metatheater, and the Transformation of a Genre with Cambridge University Press.  Now he is in print again, this time as the author of a neoterically crafted book of verse (his first), Conditional Future Perfect, published by Wolfson Press, an imprint of Indiana University.  In the words of two poet-critics on the cover: ‘Dan Curley’s poetry collection abounds with... Read more
Dr. Yurie Hong
February 16, 2019
Readers of this space should take a moment to read this inspiring profile of Yurie Hong (PhD '07), an Associate Professor of Classics and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College.  Please click HERE.
Zoé Thomas
February 11, 2019
Distinguished alum Zoé Thomas (BA '16, Classics) has written a splendid blog describing her experience as a first-year Classical Archaeology track PhD student in the Department of Classics of the University of Texas at Austin.  Click... Read more