John Rowe Workman Distinguished Professor of Classics and Humanities, Professor of Classics, Professor of Hispanic Studies


Andrew Laird came to Brown in 2016 from Warwick University in the UK, where he was Professor of Classical Literature. His research interests extend beyond ancient Greece and Rome to the European Renaissance and colonial Latin America, with a focus on the role of humanism in mediating native languages and legacies in sixteenth-century Mexico. This year he has been elected to a Plumer Visiting Research Fellowship at St Anne's College, Oxford. He will give a course at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas at UNAM (Mexico) and a seminar in the Faculty of Letters at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and direct a Folger Institute Faculty Seminar, The Visual Art of Grammar, in November 2019. His publications include Powers of Expression, Expressions of Power (Oxford University Press), Ancient Literary Criticism (OUP), The Epic of America (London: Bloomsbury), Italy and the Classical Tradition (Bloomsbury), Antiquities and Classical Traditions in Latin America (Wiley-Blackwell), and the first comprehensive surveys of Latin writing from colonial Spanish America and Brazil for Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Neo-Latin World (Leiden and Boston: Brill) and Oxford Handbook of Neo-Latin (Oxford University Press). 

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