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Alumnx profile: Chiara Sulprizio (BA '99)

Submitted by Deborah E Kamen on January 7, 2024 - 7:36am

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 (University of Oklahoma Press). In addition to her teaching, which includes Maymester in Rome, and her other papers on classical authors, Chiara studies the reception of the Classical past in modern comics, graphic novels and animation. She is currently co-editing a volume of essays entitled Animation and the Ancient World and created and manages a web archive “Animated Antiquity: Cartoon Representations of Ancient Greece and Rome” ( In addition to all of this, Chiara was also a member of the SCS Board for three years, chaired the Contingent Faculty Committee during that time, and served on the SCS Task Force on the Annual Meeting.

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