Sheena Finnigan

Roman History

Marc Kleijwegt

MA Title:
“Religious Authority in the Roman Empire: A Case Study of Two Emperors”

Research Interests:
I am interested in exploring how literature, material culture and Roman medical history can be used simultaneously to create a nuanced and robust interpretation of the nature of childbirth and child-rearing in Rome. More broadly, I also seek to contribute to the larger conversation about the lives of women and children in Roman culture as well as the growing field of gender studies in the ancient world.