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Prof. Chris Waldo joins UW Classics!

Submitted by Deborah E Kamen on February 26, 2020 - 5:50pm

The Department of Classics is thrilled to announce that Prof. Chris Waldo will be joining our faculty this fall as an Assistant Professor. Prof. Waldo earned his PhD from Berkeley in 2019 and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Tulane. He specializes in Greek poetry, particularly Greek lyric and tragedy, and wrote his dissertation on “Emergent Genre: Innovation and Experimentation in the Victory Odes of Pindar and Bacchylides.” As the Co-Founder and President of the Asian and Asian American Classical Caucus, Prof. Waldo strives to increase the diversity of the field of Classics and to foster the study of Classical reception in Asian American literature. You can read his interview with Chinese American poet Sally Wen Mao here, in which they discuss allusions to Classical antiquity in her poetry.

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