My research focuses on intersections between literature and society in the Greco-Roman world. Particular interests include intertextuality, the history of genres, classical mythology, and ancient concepts of gender and sexuality. Most of my work so far has focused on Latin poetry, but Greek literature plays a growing role. Current and future research projects include studies of Catullus, Vergil, Ovid, and Aeschylus, as well as various questions in Roman epic. My teaching ranges broadly over classical antiquity. In addition to Latin and Greek, I teach courses on ancient sexuality and gender and on classical literature in translation. I've also developed an interest in the ways in which ancient texts anticipate modern social and political problems.