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The Department of Classics at Reading is composed of welcoming and passionate leaders in our fields. We are very happy to discuss any aspects of our courses and research with you.

Academic staff

Name

Position and

responsibilities

Research

interests

Email

Dr Emma Aston

Associate Professor
Head of Department

Greek religion
Mythology
Thessaly
Ethnos-identity
Animals in ancient thought

e.m.m.aston@reading.ac.uk

Mrs Jackie Baines

Teaching Fellow
Admissions Tutor
Languages Coordinator
Language Teachers' CoP

Latin language

j.baines@reading.ac.uk

Dr David Carter

Associate Professor
Head of ISLI

Greek drama
Greek political thought

d.m.carter@reading.ac.uk

Professor Eleanor Dickey

Professor
International Affairs (including OS students)

Greek and Latin languages
Linguistics
Literature
Ancient education

e.dickey@reading.ac.uk

Professor Timothy Duff

Professor
Director of Postgraduate Research

Plutarch
Historiography
Biography
Greek prose literature
Greek history

t.e.duff@reading.ac.uk

Dr Andreas Gavrielatos

Teaching Fellow
Dissertations Coordinator
Library Liaison and International Affairs (including OS students)

  a.gavrielatos@reading.ac.uk

Professor Barbara Goff

Professor
Director of Teaching and Learning
Careers /Alumni

Greek tragedy and reception
Postcolonial Classics

b.e.goff@reading.ac.uk

Dr Christa Gray

Assistant Professor
Part 1 Co-ordinator

Early Christian Latin

c.m.gray@reading.ac.uk

Dr Lucy Fletcher

Teaching Fellow
Departmental Director of Academic Tutoring

 

l.e.fletcher@reading.ac.uk

Dr Katherine Harloe

Associate Professor
Athena SWAN Champion
On leave 2018-19

Reception studies
History of scholarship
Neoclassicism
Philhellenism
Political thought

k.c.harloe@reading.ac.uk

Professor Peter Kruschwitz

Professor
Acting Research Division Leader
UoA Lead

Latin linguistics
Roman drama
Roman song and metre
Roman epigraphy

p.kruschwitz@reading.ac.uk

Dr Rachel Mairs

Associate Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies
On leave 2018-Spring 2020

Ethnic identity
Multilingualism
Hellenistic history
Graeco-Roman Egypt
Bactria
Papyrology
Epigraphy

r.mairs@reading.ac.uk

Professor Annalisa Marzano

Professor
On leave 2016-19

Ancient economy
Trade
Roman villas
Roman aquaculture
Italic Hercules

a.marzano@reading.ac.uk

Professor Matthew Nicholls

Professor of Classics

Roman history
Architecture
Ancient books and libraries
Digital reconstruction

m.c.nicholls@reading.ac.uk

Dr Arietta Papaconstantinou

Associate Professor
Examination Officer

Late antiquity
Early Islam
Byzantium
Economy and society
Ancient multilingualism
Papyrology
Greek epigraphy

a.s.papaconstantinou@reading.ac.uk

Professor Ian Rutherford

Professor
Director of Taught Postgraduate Programmes
Research Seminar Organiser

Anatolia
Egypt
Religion
Pilgrimage
Theoria
Transculturalism
Origins
Chorality
Greek song

i.c.rutherford@reading.ac.uk

Professor Amy Smith

Professor
Curator (Ure Museum)
IT CoP

Ancient art
Iconography
Material culture
Art and society
Greek vase painting
Museum studies
Digital Classics

a.c.smith@reading.ac.uk

Dr Dimitra Tzanidaki-Kreps

Visiting Fellow in Modern Greek in the Centre for Hellenic Studies

Modern and ancient Greek language and literature
Theatre and drama

d.i.tzanidaki@reading.ac.uk

Support Staff

 Name

 Position

 Email

 Sally Davey

 Student Support Co-Ordinator

 ssc.hum@reading.ac.uk

Ure Museum

 Name

Position

Email 

 Jayne Holly

 Assistant Curator

ure.education@reading.ac.uk

jayne.holly@reading.ac.uk

Claudina Romero

 Education Officer

ure.education@reading.ac.uk

c.romeromayorga@reading.ac.uk

Emeritus/Honorary staff

 Name

Position 

Email 

Professor Jane Gardner

 Professor Emeritus

j.f.gardner@reading.ac.uk

Dr Gill Knight

 Honorary Fellow of the Classics Department

g.r.knight@reading.ac.uk

Professor Tessa Rajak

 Professor Emeritus

t.rajak@reading.ac.uk

Graduate Teaching Assistants

 Name Email
 Mauro Serena m.serena@reading.ac.uk

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