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Sarah Culpepper Stroup (She / Her / Hers)

Professor of Classics; Adjunct in Comparative Religion and Jewish Studies
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By Appointment; all meetings will be held on the unceded ancestral lands of the Duwamish people on whose lands the University of Washington is located.


Ph.D., Classics (Philology major; Philosophy and Archaeology minors), UC Berkeley, 2000
M.A., Latin, UC Berkeley
B.A., Latin and Classical Studies; B.A. Philosophy, UW
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I am a nerdy neophilologist working on the cryptography of a dystopian triumviral dialogue; the working title of my current monograph is Varro's Dystopian Rome: Political Cryptography and the Shadow of the Triumvirate in the de Rebus Rusticis.   

I am Program Director for Humanities First a First Year Experience at the UW that is supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation.  I am a public-facing humanist working on the stories that surround the advanced technologies of the ancient world, and a raucous champion for the Humanities as a whole—in our schools, on our campuses, and throughout our communities. My second book in the works—under contract with Princeton University Press—is one of public humanities scholarship, Ex Machina: the Stories of STEM in the Ancient World.  It's pretty cool.


Courses Taught

Winter 2015

Spring 2013

Additional Courses

CLAS 314: STEM in the Ancient World

CLAS 399: Sport and Spectacle in Ancient Rome (Spring Break study abroad course)

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Professional Affiliations: 
Society for Classical Studies, Archaeological Institute of America

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