Catherine M. Connors (she/her/hers)

Professor of Classics (Adjunct in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies)

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DEN 262 B or via zoom
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Ph.D. Michigan, 1989
M.A. Michigan, 1986
B.A. Harvard-Radcliffe, 1984
Curriculum Vitae (181.16 KB)

I serve as Undergraduate Program Coordinator for the Department of Classics. While the formal transactions of registering for majors are handled by Humanities Academic Services,  I am happy to speak any time with students considering or pursuing majors, minors, or coursework in the department. I can assist with course planning, discuss the capstone project for majors, the senior essay,  and share information about scholarship opportunities  and opportunities for study abroad.  

Research areas of special interest include the representation of nature and geography in Greek and Roman literature, the study of women in Greek and Roman antiquity, and the adaptation and transformation of classical texts, especially the ancient Greek and Roman novel. Several recent projects explore ways that women interacted with classical Greek and Roman texts during the centuries when women were generally excluded from formal study of the classics.

In addition, I have worked closely with many students who have gone on to pursue careers in K-12 teaching, and I maintain an active interest in outreach projects that promote the teaching of Classical subjects in k-12 settings. Recent and ongoing projects include developing materials for teaching Latin in elementary school classrooms, serving as course coordinator for UWHS Latin 103 and Latin 307, facilitating afterschool Latin courses at the middle school and high school levels, and working with teachers on strategies for teaching classical literature in translation. 


Selected Research

Research Advised

Courses Taught

Autumn 2024

Spring 2024

Autumn 2023

Spring 2023

Winter 2023

Autumn 2022

Spring 2022

Winter 2022

Additional Courses

Latin 475: Improvement of Teaching Latin. Cross listed with the College of Education as EDC&I 438. I teach this as an overload on demand for those preparing for a career in teaching Latin. Eleven students who have taken this class are now teaching or enrolled in teacher preparation programs. We focus on a task-based approach to world language instruction that combines study of the structure of language with hands-on activities and games. 

Eucation 502: Advanced Practicum in Classroom Teaching and Management. This two credit practicum is required as part of the process of adding an endorsement in World Languages (Latin) to a Washington State Teaching Certificate. Taught as an overload as necessary for those pursuing the endorsement. 

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Professional Affiliations
Society for Classical Studies, Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest

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