Ph.D., Harvard University, 2005
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997
Graduate study, L'Università di Roma 'La Sapienza', 1997-1998
Roman social and cultural history, Pompeii, Latin epigraphy, Roman archaeology, Latin literature
CLAS 238 - Pompeii
CLAS 288 - Study Abroad: The Archaeology of the Roman Empire
LATN 295 - Latin Epigraphy
Advanced Latin Literature courses including: Suetonius, Tacitus, Ovid's Heroides, Letters of Cicero and Pliny the Younger, The Representation of Rome in Latin Poetry
"The Graffiti," in: Excavations at Zeugma, (ed.) W. Aylward, Los Altos, CA: Packard Humanities Institute (2013), 178-191. [co-authored with K. Coleman]
"Magic Squares, Alphabet Jumbles, Riddles and more: The culture of word-games among the graffiti of Pompeii," in: The Muse at Play. Riddles and Wordplay in Greek and Latin Poetry, (eds.) J. Kwapisz, D. Petrain, and M. Szymanski, Munich: De Gruyter (2012), 65-80.
"Grafitos en lugares domésticos en la antigua Pompeya," in: La Memoria en la Piedra. Estudios sobre Grafitos Históricos, (ed.) Pablo Ozcariz Gil, Gobierno de Navarra: Príncipe de Viana (2012), 221-230.
"Dialogues of Graffiti in the House of the Four Styles at Pompeii (Casa dei Quattro Stili, I.8.17, 11)," in: Ancient Graffiti in Context, (eds.) J. A. Baird and Claire Taylor, London: Routledge (2011), 20-48.
"Dialogues of Ancient Graffiti in the House of Maius Castricius at Pompeii," American Journal of Archaeology 114.1 (2010), 59-101.
"Rome in Pompeii: Wall Inscriptions and GIS," in: Latin on Stone. Epigraphic Research and Computing, (ed.) F. Feraudi-Gruénais, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield (2010), 45-75.
"Amianth, a Ball-Game, and Making One's Mark," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 167 (2008), 193-200.
"Pompeii, Puteoli, and the status of a colonia in the mid-first century AD," in: Pompei, Capri e la Penisola Sorrentina, (ed.) F. Senatore, Roma: Bardi Editori (2004), 349-368.
"Teaching by Example: Aetiology in Plutarch's De Mulierum Virtutibus," Ploutarchos n.s. 1 (2003/2004), 11-20.
"A New Praetorian Laterculus from Rome," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 134 (2001), 221-232.
"Campania," in: The Virgil Encyclopedia, vol. I, (eds.) R. Thomas and J. Ziolkowski, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell (2013).
"The Scope and Typology of Graffiti at Oplontis," in: Villa A ("of Poppaea") at Oplontis, (eds.) J. Clarke, S. De Caro, and M. Thomas, vol. II, American Council of Learned Societies.
"The culture of writing graffiti within domestic spaces at Pompeii," in: Inscriptions in the Private Sphere in the Greco-Roman World, (eds.) R. Benefiel and P. Keegan, Brill.
"Regional Interaction," in: A Companion to Roman Italy, (ed.) A. Cooley, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
The Presence of Writing in Pompeian Residences. Graffiti and Space in Ancient Pompeii
Co-editing the volume: Inscriptions in the Private Sphere in the Greco-Roman World, Brill (forthcoming).
Invited Research Scholar, Universität Heidelberg (SFB 933 Materiale Textkulturen), 2013
State of Virginia (SCHEV) Outstanding Faculty Award, 2011
Library of Congress Kluge Fellowship, 2011-2012
Archaeological Institute of America Olivia James Traveling Fellowship, 2008-2009
American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grant, Summer 2007
Mednick Fellowship, Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, Summer 2006
Whiting Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2004-2005
Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome, 2002-2003
Work featured in Smithsonian Magazine:
In Current World Archaeology:
In National Geographic:
(and in National Geographic, Italian version)
On NPR (Virginia Insight):
In USA Today:
Collaborative Research Projects:
EAGLE, The Electronic Archive of Greek and Latin Epigraphy
The Herculaneum Graffiti Project
The Oplontis Project