John Rowe Workman Assistant Professor of Classics


An alumna of Brown Classics and Literary Arts, Dr. Eccleston's research in ancient Greek and Roman Studies often interrogates the relationship between materials, identity, and the politics of embodied difference, especially during and in anticipation of large scale sociopolitical shifts. Literature is her primary object of analysis, but her work also includes texts, more broadly construed, visual art, and the built environment.  Her research is especially interested in the cultures of the Roman Empire and archaic Greek speaking communities and figuring out how/why the British Empire,  postcolonial lands, and the United States' imperial ambitions summon these cultures at particular moments of tension or crisis.


Dr. Eccleston is especially interested in directing research projects in Classics and allied fields that engage the intersection of race, ethnicity, and gender in Greco-Roman antiquity or in subsequent periods; new materialisms; poetry and poetics; & the ancient novel and Second Sophistic.

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