Assistant Professor of Classics


An alumna of Brown Classics and Literary Arts, Sasha-Mae's research primarily lies at the intersection of moral philosophy and literary theory.  She is currently at work on two book projects. Humanizing Speech: Apuleius and the Ethics of Narrating, the first manuscript, explains the role Apuleius' treatment of the human animal boundary plays in his Middle Platonist narrative ethics. It uncovers the interrelatedness of form, politics, and philosophy at work throughout Apuleius' extant corpus. The second project, Epic Events, analyzes the role of Classical reception in post-9/11 American culture, especially in the racialization of particular immigrant groups and the efforts to define 9/11 as an epoch making event.  

She is affiliated with the Initiative for Environmental Humanities at Brown. Along with Mathias Hanses, Harriet Fertik, and Caroline Stark, she has founded a group dedicated to Africana receptions of Ancient Greek and Roman culture, Eos. She co-founded the conference series 'Racing the Classics', hosted first by Princeton Uniiversity and in the second instance by the University of Warwick. She currently serves on the Society for Classical Studies' Committee on Diversity in the Profession and on the steering committee for the first SCS faculty of color coalition, the Mountaintop Coalition.

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