My research centers on the innovative religious cultures of late republican and early imperial Rome. My publications include articles on religion in both the republican and imperial periods, Augustan poetry, and Greek drama. I am also a contributor to the Routledge Dictionary of Ancient Mediterranean Religions. My book Cicero and the Rise of Deification at Rome (Cambridge University Press) examines Cicero's formative experiments with the divinization of humans.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Classics, Columbia University, 2006
  • B.A.: , University of Washington, 1996 -
  • M.A.: , University of Washington, 1998 -


  • Republican and early imperial Latin literature
  • Greek and Roman religion
  • Greek and Roman rhetoric