Faculty & Staff

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Nyala V. Ali

Department Assistant
Office 4G09, Graham Hall
(204) 786-9878
(204) 774-4134 (Fax)

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Laurence Broadhurst

Recipient of the Clifford. J. Robson Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2013
Office 5-60, Rice Building


B.A. (Toronto)
M.A. (Wilfrid Laurier)
B.Ed. (Winnipeg)
Ph.D. candidate (Toronto)

Research interests

Greek Christian writings of the second century CE and Christianity's relationship to Judaism.

Publications include

“‘Where my Interests and Ignorance Coincide’: Early Christian Music and Other Musics.” In Identity and Interaction in the Ancient Mediterranean: Jews, Christians and Others. Edited by Zeba Crook and Philip Harland. Sheffield: Sheffield/Phoenix, 2007.

“Melito of Sardis, the Second Sophistic and ‘Israel.’” In Persuasion and Performance: Rhetoric and Reality in Early Christian Discourses. Edited by Willi Braun. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2005.

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Jason Brown

Research Affiliate, Institute of Humanities, University of Manitoba, 2017-18
Office 5-60, Rice Building


BA (Hons) University of Manitoba
MA University of Toronto
PhD University of Toronto (candidate)

Research interests

Editing and translating Latin texts, manuscript studies, Roman law especially its reception in the middle ages, medieval scholastic thought.

Publications Include

Forthcoming. Editor and translator: A Division of the Whole Law: The Juris universi distributio of Jean Bodin. Oxford University Press, History and Theory of International Law. Critical edition and English translation by Jason Brown, with scholarly introduction and notes by Daniel Lee.

2015. Co-author with Samuel Klumpenhouwer: “A Medieval Canon Law Commentary Identified: Fisher MS 6900.” The Halcyon: The Newsletter of the Friends of The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library 56: 17–18.

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Jane Cahill

Senior Scholar (Associate Professor)
Recipient of the Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2002


B.A. Hons. University of Leicester
M.A. University of Western Ontario
Ph.D. University of British Columbia

Research interests

Mythology, storytelling, Classical folklore, etymology.

Publications Include

1995 Her kind: stories of women from Greek mythology. Peterborough, Ont.; Orchard Park, N.Y.: Broadview Press

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Melissa Funke

Office 5-60, Rice Building


BA Classics and English Literature, University of Winnipeg
MA University of British Columbia
PhD University of Washington
Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research, Harvard University, Spring 2015

Research interests

Greek tragic fragments, gender and sexuality in antiquity, Greek literature of the Roman Empire, Greek colour terminology

Publications Include

Forthcoming. “Colour Blind: The Use of Greek Colour Terminology in Cultural Linguistics in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.” In The Classics and Early Anthropology: A Companion in Classical Reception, edited by E. Varto. Leiden: Brill.

2016. “The Menandrian World of Alciphron’s Letters.” In Athenian Comedy in the Roman Empire, edited by C.W. Marshall and Tom Hawkins. London: Bloomsbury.

2012. “The Construction of Female Sexuality in Alciphron and Longus.” In Narrating Desire: Eros, Sex, and Gender in the Ancient Novel, edited by M. Pinheiro, M. Skinner, and F. Zeitlin, pp. 181-95. Berlin: De Gruyter.

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Matt Gibbs

Associate Professor and Chair
Office: 4G16, Graham Hall
(204) 786-9193


BA (Hons) University of Leicester
MPhil University of Oxford
DPhil University of Oxford

Research interests

Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt, socio-economy of Late Republican Rome, Roman Imperial provincial economy and history.

Publications Include

2015.“The trade associations of Ptolemaic Egypt: definition, organization, and their relationship with the state.” In Private associations and the public sphere in the ancient world, edited by V. Gabrielsen and C.A. Thomsen, pp. 241-69. Copenhagen: Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

2014. “The Economy.” In Themes in Roman Society: An Introduction to Ancient Rome, edited by M. Gibbs, M. Nikolic, and P. Ripat, pp. 329-54. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2012. “Manufacture, Trade, and the Economy.” In The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt, edited by C. Riggs, pp. 38-55. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2011. “Trade Associations in Roman Egypt: Their Raison d’Être.” Ancient Society 41: 291-315

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Mark Golden

Senior Scholar and Professor Emeritus
Recipient of the Erica and Arnold Rogers Award for Research Excellence in 1998
(204) 779-9044


BA (Hons) University of Toronto
MA University of Toronto
PhD University of Toronto

Publications Include

2015. Children and Childhood in Classical Athens. 2nd edn. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

2008. Greek Sport and Social Status. Austin, Tex.: University of Texas Press.

2004. Sport in the Ancient World from A to Z. London: Routledge.

1998. Sport and Society in Ancient Greece. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2014 (With Peter Toohey). A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Classical World. London: Bloomsbury.

2003 (With Peter Toohey). Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome. London: Routledge.

1997 (With Peter Toohey). Inventing Ancient Culture: Historicism, Periodization and the Ancient World. London: Routledge.

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Michael MacKinnon (on Leave Winter 2018)

Full Professor
Recipient of the Erica and Arnold Award for Research Excellence in 2015
Recipient of the Margo Tytus Fellowship, University of Cincinnati 2016
Office: 4G17, Graham Hall
(204) 786-9875


BSc (Hons), University of Toronto
BA, University of Toronto
MA, University of Alberta
PhD, University of Alberta

Research interests

Classical archaeology, animals in the ancient world, ancient texts, ancient art, and osteology.

Publications include

2018. “Tastes of Meat in Antiquity: Integrating the Textual and Zooarchaeological Evidence.” In Taste and the Ancient Senses, edited K.C. Rudolph, pp. 161-78. London and New York: Routledge.

2018. “Zooarchaeology Method and Practice in Classical Archaeology: Interdisciplinary Pathways Forward.” In Zooarchaeology in Practice: Case Studies in Methodology and Interpretation in Archaeofaunal Analysis, edited by C.M. Giovas and M.J. LeFebvre, pp. 269-90. New York: Springer.

2018. “Multispecies Dynamics and the Ecology of Urban Spaces in Roman Antiquity.” In Multispecies Archaeology, edited by S.E. Pilaar Birch, pp. 170-82. London and New York: Routledge.

2017. “Animals, Acculturation and Colonization in Ancient and Islamic North Africa.” In The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology, edited by U. Albarella, H. Russ, K. Vickers, and S. Viner-Daniels, pp. 466-78. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2015. “Changes in Animal Husbandry as a Consequence of Changing Social and Economic Patterns: Zooarchaeological Evidence from the Roman Mediterranean Context.” In Ownership and Exploitation of Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World, edited by P. Erdkamp, K. Verboven and A. Zuiderhoek, pp. 249-76. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2014. “Animals in the Urban Fabric of Ostia: Initiating a Comparative Zooarchaeological Synthesis.” Journal of Roman Archaeology 27: 175-201.

2014. “Animals, Economics and Culture in the Athenian Agora: Comparative Zooarchaeological Investigations.” Hesperia 83: 189-255.

2013. “Pack-Animals, Pets, Pests, and Other Non-Human Beings.” In The Cambridge Companion to the City of Rome, edited by P. Erdkamp, pp. 110-28. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Matthew Maher

Office 5-60, Rice Building


BA (Hons) University of Western Ontario
BA (Hons) University of Western Ontario
MA University of British Columbia
PhD University of British Columbia

Research interests

Classical Greek archaeology, Greek military architecture, 19th century travel writing in Greece, Pausanias, modern Greek folklore, and Roman ceramics.

Publications include

(forthcoming, with A. Mowat). “The Defense Network in the Chora of Mantineia.” Hesperia.

2017. The Fortifications of Arkadian City-States in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2015. “Mapping Mistakes: The Cartographic Confusion of Ancient Kleitor.” Studies in Art and Civilization 19: 85-106.

2015. “In Defense of Arkadia: The City as a Fortress.” In A. Kemezis (ed.), Urban Dreams and Realities in Antiquity: Remains and Representations of the Ancient City. Leiden: Brill: 15-45.

2014. “A New Look at the Fortifications of Arkadian Gortys.” Mediations on the Diversity of the Built Environment in the Aegean Basin: A Colloquium in Honor of Frederick E. Winter. Athens: Publications of the Canadian Institute in Greece, no.8.

2012. “From Pausanias to Dodwell: A ‘Grand Tour’ of Ancient Stymphalos.” In L. Mulvin (ed.), A Culture of Translation: British and Irish Scholarship in the Gennadius Library (1740 – 1840). The New Griffon 13. A Gennadius Library Publication, American School of Classical Studies at Athens: 109-124.

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Carla Manfredi

Office 5-60, Rice Building


BA (Hons) University of Toronto
MA University of Toronto
PhD Queen's University

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Hawai‘i (2015-2016)
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Fellow, Yale University (2017)
American Philosophical Society Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh (2017)
Huntington Library Fellowship (2017)
Visiting Fellow at the Center for Biographical Research, University of Hawai‘i (2017)

Research interests

Victorian literature, Robert Louis Stevenson, photography, the history of colonialism in the Pacific Islands.

Publications Include

2016. “R.L. Stevenson’s Samoan Gothic: Representing Late Nineteenth-Century Plantations.” Pacific Studies 39.3: 343-69.

2015. “Robert Louis Stevenson’s and Joseph Strong’s ‘A Samoan Scrapbook.’” Journal of Stevenson Studies 12: 4-32.

2013. “Pacific phantasmagorias: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Pacific photography." In Oceania and the Victorian Imagination, edited by Richard D. Fulton and Peter H. Hoffenberg, pp. 11-30. London: Ashgate.

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Peter Miller

Assistant Professor
Office: 4G06, Graham Hall
(204) 789-4197


BA (Hons), University of Toronto
MA University of Victoria
PhD University of Western Ontario

Research interests

Ancient Greek poetry, ancient Greek athletics, gender and sexuality in antiquity, Classical reception, the Modern Olympic Movement.

Publications include

2018. “In the Shadow of Praise: Epinician Losers and Epinician Poetics.” In >Sport and Social Identity in Classical Antiquity: Studies in Honour of Mark Golden, edited by S. Bell and P. Ripat. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 61.1: 21-41.

2018. "A Sympotic Self: Instruction through Inebriation in Anacreon.” Mouseion 15.1: 131-47.

2017 (with Hannah Friedman). “Reconstruction of the Ancient Greek Long Jump – An Opportunity for Multidisciplinary Collaboration.” Experimental Archaeology 2017.3.

2015. "From polis to oikos: Ideology and Genealogy in Pindar’s Olympian 9.” Syllecta Classica 26: 1-20.

2014. “Destabilizing Haemon: Radically Reading Gender and Authority in Sophocles’ Antigone.” Helios 41.2: 163-85.

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Pauline Ripat

Associate Professor
Office 3C41, Centennial Hall
(204) 786-9343


BA University of Winnipeg
MA University of Victoria
PhD University of Washington

Research interests

Roman social history, Roman religion, magic, and divination

Publications include

2016. "Roman Women, Wise Women, and Witches." Phoenix 70: 104-28.

2014. (with C.W. Marshall) "Enjoying a Slave Woman in P.Oxy. LXXIV 5019." ZPE 191: 231-34.

2014. "Cheating Women: Curse Tablets and Roman Wives." In Daughters of Hecate, edited by K. Stratton and D. Kalleres, pp. 340-60. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2013. “The Development of Roman Social History” and “Class and Status.” In Themes in Roman Society: An Introduction to Ancient Rome, edited by M. Gibbs, M. Nikolic, and P. Ripat, pp. 1-22 and pp. 46-71. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2011. “Locating the Grapevine in the Late Republic: Freedmen and Communication.” In Free at Last: The Impact of Freed Slaves on the Roman Empire, edited by T. Ramsby and S. Bell, pp. 50-65. London: Bloomsbury.

2011. “Expelling Misconceptions: Astrologers at Rome.” Classical Philology 106.2: 115-54

2006. “Roman Omens, Roman Audiences, and Roman History” Greece and Rome 53.2: 155-74

2006. “The Language of Oracular Inquiry in Roman Egypt,” Phoenix 60.3-4: 304-28

(with C. M. Vester) Vice Verba: A Digital Game for Students of Latin (free download, available for iPhone and iPad here and on Android devices here.

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Allison Surtees

Associate Professor
Office 4G08, Graham Hall
(204) 786-9176

BA (Hons) University of New Brunswick
PhD Johns Hopkins

Research interests

Attic vase painting, ancient art history, Greek and Roman sculpture, Dionysian and satyr imagery, gender and sexuality

Publications Include

Forthcoming 2018. “Contextualizing Greek ‘Originals’: The Pouring Satyr in Context.” In Actual Problems of Theory and Art History, Conference Proceedings. St. Petersburg, Hermitage State Museum.

Forthcoming. "The Periclean Building Program and the Ideology of Female Inferiority." In Women and the Ideology of Political Exclusion: from Antiquity to the 20th Century, edited by T. Summers. London and New York: Routledge.

2017. “The Problem of Gendered Violence in Academia.” Cloelia, March 2017.

2014. "Satyrs as Women and Maenads as Men: Transvestism and Transgression in Dionysian Worship." In Approaching the Ancient Artifact: Function, Decoration, and Meaning., edited by A. Avramidou and D. Demetriou, pp. 281-93. Berlin: De Gruyter.

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Conor Whately

Associate Professor
SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2016-2018
Office 4G18, Graham Hall
(204) 786-9879

BA (Hons) McMaster University
MA McMaster University
PhD University of Warwick

Research interests

Roman, late antique, and Byzantine history, ancient warfare, historiography, Roman foreign relations.

Publications Include

2016. Exercitus Moesiae: The Roman Military in Moesia from Augustus to Severus Alexander. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports.

2016. “Camels, Soldiers, and Pilgrims in Sixth Century Nessana.” Scripta Classica Israelica 35: 121-35.

2015. Battles and Generals: Combat, Culture, and Didacticism in Procopius' Wars. Leiden: Brill.

2015. "Some Observations on Procopius' Use of Numbers in Descriptions of Combat in Wars Books 1-7." Phoenix 69.3-4: 394-411.

2015. “The Genre and Purpose of Military Manuals in Late Antiquity.” In Shifting Genres in Late Antiquity, edited by G. Greatrex and H. Elton, pp. 249-61. Farnham: Ashgate.

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