Professors Kamen and Levin-Richardson win national research award

Sarah Levin-Richardson and Deborah Kamen

Professors Deb Kamen and Sarah Levin-Richardson were recently awarded the 2017 Women’s Classical Caucus Barbara McManus Award for Best Article for their co-authored chapter, “Lusty Ladies in the Roman Imaginary.”  Their chapter, an expanded version of their prize-winning 2010 Society for Classical Studies paper of a similar name, offers a new model of Roman sexuality that takes into account women’s sexual agency. You can find their chapter in Ancient Sex: New Essays, co-edited by Professor Ruby Blondell of UW Classics and Professor Kirk Ormand of Oberlin College. 

This represents the second time in recent history that UW Classics faculty have won the Barbara McManus Award; Professor Sarah Stroup won the prize in 2006 for her article “Designing Women: Aristophanes’ Lysistrata and the ‘Hetairization’ of the Greek Wife.”