David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Humanities; Professor of Classics, History, Law, and the College

Chair, Department of Classics (2017–20)
Faculty Member, Renaissance Studies
Faculty Member and Steering Committee, Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge

PhD'96 University of Michigan

Mailing Address

Department of Classics
1115 E. 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-6708



Field Specialties

Roman imperial history; law, administration and cultural change in the Roman empire; religion and intellectual life in late antiquity; religion in the Roman empire


—Delivered the 2017–18 Sackler Lecturer at the Mortimer and Raymond Sackler Institute of Advanced Studies, Tel Aviv University
—Deliver the Edmund G. Berry Lecture at the University of Manitoba in February 2018