I am an ancient historian specializing in cultural exchange along the northern frontiers of imperial Rome. I work mainly with material evidence left behind (inscriptions, reliefs, votive objects) in an effort to refine our understanding of identity formation and religious expression in these ever-bustling, fringe environments.
On a broader level, I am interested in assessing the complex interplay between imperial power and subject populations regarding issues such as: methods of control, (possible) forms of resistance, opportunities for integration, and contemporary understandings of empire.
M.A., University of Wisconsin–Madison (2018)
M.A., DePaul University (2014)
B.A., Illinois State University (2010)
- European History
- “Adoption and Innovation: The Construction of Roman Auxiliary Identity in the First Century AD”
Working Dissertation Title
- “Adoption and Innovation on Rome’s Cultural Frontiers”
- “Political Vengeance of the Liberi Proscriptorum in Sallust’s Bellum Catilinae.” Roda da Fortuna Revista Eletrônica sobre Antiguidade e Medievo 7, no.2 (2018): 22-40.
Courses Taught as TA
- History 110: The Ancient Mediterranean
- History 112: The World of Late Antiquity, 200-900 C.E.
- History 303: A History of Greek Civilization
- History 307: A History of Rome
- Classics 322: The Romans