David B. and Clara E. Stern Distinguished Service Professor; Professor of Classics, History and in the College

Chair, Department of Classics (2017-2020, 2021-2024)
Faculty Member, Renaissance Studies
Faculty Member and Steering Committee, Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge

PhD'96 University of Michigan

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
In-person: Tuesday, 2:30-3:30pm

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


—Published edited volume, The Discovery of the Fact, with William P. Sullivan, PhD'20 in Classics and History
—Will be Professeur invité at the École normale supérieure, Paris-Saclay, in November 2020
—Delivered the 2017–18 Sackler Lecturer at the Mortimer and Raymond Sackler Institute of Advanced Studies, Tel Aviv University
—Delivered the Edmund G. Berry Lecture at the University of Manitoba in February 2018