Lecturer in Greek Historiography
Office hours: Term two: Tuesdays 10-12 p.m.
Research interests: Greek historiography and ethnography; identity; politics of representation.
IRIS research profile
Before joining UCL, I studied Classics at Cambridge and Nottingham Universities, and taught at Liverpool University and Trinity College, Dublin.
My research focuses on cultural representation in Classical Greek historiography, examining how ideas about self-presentation and the body are involved in the construction of ethnic and political relations. I am currently working on a monograph on Xenophon, investigating how his scenes of display and spectatorship mediate cultural interaction and political conflict in the context of fourth century Panhellenism.
- 'Viewing, power and interpretation in Xenophon’s Cyropaedia' in J. Pigon (ed.), The Children of Herodotus, Cambridge Scholars Publishing (Newcastle 2008), 69-91
- 'Viewing Spartans, viewing barbarians: Visuality in Xenophon’s Lakedaimonion Politeia' in S. Hodkinson (ed.), Sparta: Comparative approaches, Classical Press of Wales (Swansea, 2009), 361-382
- 'A Spectacle of Greekness: Panhellenism and the visual in Xenophon’s Agesilaus', in F. Hobden, G. Oliver & C. Tuplin (edd.) Xenophon: Ethical principles and historical enquiry, Brill (Leiden & Boston, Mass, 2012), 427-453
- 'Looking at the Other: Visual mediation and Greek identity in Xenophon’s Anabasis' in E. Almagor & J. Skinner (edd.) Ancient Ethnography: New Approaches, Bloomsbury Publishing (London, 2013), 79-96
- 'Colonisation, nostos and the foreign environment in Xenophon’s Anabasis', in R. F. Kennedy & M. Jones-Lewis (edd.) Identity and Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds, Routledge (London, 2016), 133-150