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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

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February 8, 2024
Congratulations to Melissa Funke (UW Classics PhD '13), whose first book, Phryne: A Life in Fragments (Bloomsbury 2024), was just published! Melissa is currently an Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Winnipeg. Here is a description of the book: "How did Mnesarete, a girl from Boeotia, turn into Phryne the famous beauty, and how... Read more
January 7, 2024
by James J. Clauss Chiara Sulprizio, BA Classics UW 1999, received her PhD also in Classics at the University of Southern California in 2007, with a Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies. After teaching at Loyola Marymount University, Hamilton College and the University of Southern California, she is now Senior Lecturer in the Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies at Vanderbilt University. In 2020 she published Gender and Sexuality in Juvenal’s Rome: Satire 2 and Satire 6 (... Read more
November 27, 2023
As always, UW will be well represented at the 2024 annual conference of the Society for Classical Studies/Archaeological Institute of America, which will be held in Chicago. See below for talks and panels by UW graduate students, faculty, and alumnx!  All times are CST.  Friday... Read more
October 10, 2023
by Sarah Levin-Richardson Lorraine Abagatnan (BA Classics 2020; minor in Anthropology) was recently featured in Pasts Imperfect, an online publication highlighting the most recent trends and scholarship in ancient studies. Abagatnan’s contribution highlighted the intersection of... Read more
September 8, 2022
I’d like to start by offering hearty congratulations to our 2022 graduates, including those graduating with BAs, MAs, and PhDs. I’m also delighted to announce that our newly minted PhDs have moved on to exciting new jobs, including a postdoctoral fellowship from the Loeb Classical Library Foundation and... Read more
August 18, 2022
by James J. Clauss Professor Jackie Murray’s career in Classics started at the University of Guelph, where she double majored in Classical Studies and Latin with Profs. Victor Matthews, Padraig O’Cleirigh, and Kristin Lord. This was followed by an MA in Classics from Western University (London Ontario). Afterwards Jackie returned to Guelph to pursue a PhD in Ancient Philosophy with a focus on the Phaedo. But during her first year there, she attended the Groningen workshop on Apollonius... Read more
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August 12, 2022
This spring saw the film debut of “Psyche and Cupid,” written by Lauren Dudley (BA ’13, also doing prop design and construction), Ashli Baker (PhD ’11, also serving as dramaturg), and Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth (also serving as director), and produced by Trial & Error Productions. This fantastic film, which features a combination of human actors, puppets, and music, is based on the story of Cupid and Psyche, a tale narrated in the... Read more
December 8, 2021
Prof. Chris Waldo engaged in a lively conversation with the UW Alumni Book Club on Tuesday, December 7, in conjunction with their reading of Anthony Doerr's Cloud Cuckoo Land. Among other things, he discussed the joys of reading Greek, the exciting ways the field of Classics is changing in the 21st century, and the continued relevance of the stories and cultures of Greco-Roman antiquity. You can watch the conversation... Read more
June 14, 2021
By Catherine Connors We are saddened to report that Rochelle Snee, who earned her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Washington, passed away during 2020. Her research focused on religious and political developments in Byzantium.  She served on the faculty at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma for many years and is also fondly remembered as an active member of the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest. We wish to include here in its entirety the obituary which appeared in the ... Read more
April 26, 2021
by Stephen Hinds Grace Funsten (PhCand) and Adriana Vazquez (PhD '17) are among the five Ancient Studies winners, and the 32 winners across the arts and humanities at large, of the 2021-22 Rome Prize, which brings together scholars and artists for year-long residential fellowships in the American Academy in Rome, beautifully situated high on the Gianicolo. Grace's project is titled 'En versus... Read more