Bio and Research
I am currently a 2nd year PhD student in Classics, with an emphasis on ancient languages and literatures. I earned a BA in Classics and Anthropology (2017) and a MA in Classics (2020) from the University of Montreal. My areas of interest include Greek tragedy, Greek literature, Roman comedy, ancient historiography, ancient religions, as well as sociolinguistics, poetics and ethnography. I am also invested in projects involving gender studies and studies regarding racial/ethnic constructs; for instance, my master’s thesis, titled “Poetics, themes and context of lament in Greek tragedy”, focused on the ties between the characters’ gender and ethnic identities and the characteristics of their laments. My current research can be roughly divided into three categories: 1) the continuation of my previous studies on lamentations and the gendering of emotions, focusing on common biases and misconceptions regarding funerary laments, complaints and other expressions of pain in Greek tragedy; 2) an investigation into ancient ethnotheories surrounding plants, animals, colors and the environment; and 3) an exploration of the evolution of barbarian figures and tropes both within Greek literature and from Greek to Roman literature.