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Faculty of Classics



  • 2013-2016: BA (Hons) Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Homerton College, Cambridge
  • 2017: MPhil Classics; Newnham College, Cambridge
  • 2018-present: PhD Classics; Peterhouse, Cambridge

I am funded by a Peterhouse Graduate Studentship, and have previously received awards from the Newton Trust, Newnham College, and the Faculty of Classics, Cambridge.


  • gender and sexuality
  • the body
  • visual and material culture 
  • feminist and interdisciplinary approaches to the ancient world

Teaching and Supervisions


I currently supervise undergraduates at various colleges for preliminary, part I and part II papers on Greco-Roman art and archaeology

Other Professional Activities


In 2019/20 I held a Graduate Museum Assistant Bursary at the Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge, during which I integrated analysis of objects from Naukratis, Egypt, into MOCA's new digital catalogue. 

I was President of Peterhouse Graduate Society for 2019/2020.

Conference and seminar papers

‘The Suckling Paterfamilias: Gender and Power in Campanian Wall Paintings of Pero and Micon’: MotherBreast: Motherhood and Breastfeeding in Antiquity and Byzantium, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus: 5-7 November 2021.

'Designing Women on Roman Funerary Altars': University of Liverpool 'Work in Progress' Seminar Series: 4th March 2021.

'I Haven't Got a Stitch to Wear': the limits of borrowing Venus' body in Roman sculpture': 'Fashionable Bodies' seminar series, Cambridge Body and Food Histories: 26th February 2021.

'Sitting women: a new way of reading gender in wall paintings from Pompeii': Classical Art and Archaeology Seminar, Faculty of Classics, Cambridge: 3rd November 2020.

'A shield for a hand-mirror: Pompeian frescoes of Thetis in Hephaestus' smithy': Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar, Faculty of Classics, Cambridge: 1st May 2020.

'Breast is best: gender and power in images of Pero and Micon': Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar, Faculty of Classics, Cambridge: 31st January 2020.

Saxea ut effigies bacchantis: re-evaluating Ariadne in Roman visual culture’: Perspectives of Classical Archaeology 2019 Conference (PeClA), Charles University, Prague: 16-17th December 2019.

‘Fishing for Compliments? Gendering Narcissus and Venus at Pompeii’: Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar, Faculty of Classics, Cambridge: 18th October 2019.

‘Corpse-goddess-doll: ivory figurines from early imperial Italy’: Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar, Faculty of Classics, Cambridge: 26th April 2019.

‘Women on top?’: Richerche a Confronto (RAC), University of Edinburgh: 19th March 2019.

 ‘A re-examination of the Projecta casket’: Annual Classical Association Conference, University of Leicester: 6-9 April 2018.

Public-facing scholarship

'The Problem with Exhibitions About the Times We Live in', Hyperallergic, 31st October 2021. 

Statuary rights’, Oxford Review of Books, Spring Issue, 2021. 

Sing, Muse, of the Man Who Once Learnt Something by Rote’, Topica, 31st December 2019.

Supervisor: Prof. Caroline Vout
College: Peterhouse
Title of Thesis (preliminary): The Female Body in Roman Visual Culture

Contact Details

Trumpington Street
Not available for consultancy


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