Ph.D. 2014, University of Pennsylvania

Dissertation: “Forense Regnum: Oratory from Republic to Principate”

Post-baccalaureate program in Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2008-2009

B.A. 2008, Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Spring 2007



Cicero’s Political PersonaeCambridge University Press, October 2020.

“The Political Context of Cicero’s Oration De Domo Sua.” Ciceroniana 2: 2, 2018.

“Messalla Corvinus: Augustan Orator, Ciceronian Statesman.” Rhetorica Vol. 35 No. 4, Autumn 2017; (pp. 445-474)

“Congenital Virtue: Mos Maiorum in Cicero’s Orations.”  Classical Journal Vol. 11, No. 4 (April-May 2016), pp. 429-462.

“Transcribing an Oral Community in Cicero’s De Oratore.”  Orality & Literacy in the Ancient World XI: Voice & Voices. Brill, 2016.

“Altera Roma: Livy’s Variations on a Ciceronian Theme” Illinois Classical Studies Vol. 42, No. 1 (Spring 2017).

“Julius Caesar Refused to be Crowned King.” The Conversation.

Blog about teaching Ovid’s Metamorphoses in a classical mythology course. Medium.

“Avenging Lucretia: From Rape to Revolution.” Eidolon.

“An expert in classical rhetoric analyzes Trump.” Medium.

“Hillary Clinton’s Rhetorical Persona.” Eidolon.

“Alexander Hamilton’s Catiline Obsession.” Eidolon.

“Lysistrata in Liberia: Reading Aristophanes’ Lysistrata with Leymah Gbowee’s memoir Mighty Be Our Powers.”  Eidolon.

Blog Posts


    (under review)  “Divided Audience and Divergent Interpretations in Cicero’s Pro Balbo.” 

    (under review) “Irony and Figured Speech in Cicero’s Letter to Lucceius.”

    “Tully the Naïve: John Adams’ Reception of Cicero in 1808.” Ritratti di Cicerone, De Gruyter.

    “Boy Toys: Ciceronian Rhetoric and Toxic Masculinity.”  Toxic Masculinity in the Ancient World. (under review)

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    SCS 2020: “Irony in Cicero’s letter to Lucceius” (Cicero panel)

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