Ancient, 2012


Research Interests

Roman and Greek social history; economic history; gender and labor; demographics; urban history; history of slavery


Emily Forden graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 2010 with degrees in history, politics, philosophy, and economics. She received masters' degrees from the University of Chicago's Masters of Arts Program in Social Sciences in 2011 and from the Department of History in 2015. Emily has earned several fellowships to work at various museums in Europe, has had internships at the Smithsonian Institution's Natural History Museum, and has participated on an archaeological dig in Como, Italy. In the doctoral program Emily focuses on the social and economic history of Rome and Athens and is interested in gendered labor and urbanization. She is a certified open-water scuba diver and hopes to become a master diver.


—Historians Garner Teaching Prizes
—History Students Awarded 47 Research Grants in 2017–18
Receives Predissertation Award in 2016–17