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Summary: Roman History and Archaeology; Iron Age to Roman Spain and Portugal; Identity, Cultural Change and Landscape Studies; Roman Historiography; Latin; Ancient Greek; Historical Receptions; Ancient Rowing
Location: Michael Sadler Building 1.49
Teaching Commitments: (UG modules only) CLAS1400 Roman World; CLAS1910 Beginners' Latin; CLAS2800 Evidence and Enquiry in Classics; CLAS2900 Ancient Empires; CLAS3200 Major Research Project
BA, University of Oxford:
I studied for my BA at New College, Oxford (2007-2011), concentrating my final two years of study on Greek and Roman history and historiography, and ancient and modern philosophy. In July 2009 I participated in a month-long excavation of the Celtic-Iron Age Necropolis and Roman settlement at Pintia in Central Spain with the University of Valladolid and ArchaeoSpain. I returned to the region in July 2010 for an intensive Spanish language course at the University of Salamanca.
MA, University of Leeds:
I completed my MA at the University of Leeds (2011-12) with a dissertation on Roman actions and local attitudes amongst Celtiberian chiefdoms in Central Spain (197-133 BC). During my MA I was a member of the organising committee and chaired a discussion panel at the University of Leeds Classics Department's 3rd Annual International Interdisciplinary Classics Postgraduate Conference, 'Me, Myself, and I: Constructing and Reconstructing Identity' (June 2012).
Having completed my MA, I went on to work in Libraries & Learning Innovation at Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University). I volunteered concurrently as a Database Assistant for the Canal & River Trust's National Moorings Team. I have additionally been working as an Assistant Examiner and Specialist Marker for Oxford, Cambridge & RSA Examinations (OCR) since 2012.
PhD, University of Leeds:
Alongside my doctoral research and teaching responsibilities, in March 2014 I set up and have since managed the Classics at Leeds Twitter feed. In December 2016, I similarly established the Classics at Leeds Facebook page.
During the 2014-2015 academic year I achieved a merit in the University of Leeds Teaching Award (ULTA-1), a course accredited by the Higher Education Academy, enabling me to become an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In March 2015, I was awarded funding by the Roman Society from the Hugh Last Fund to support a 4-week research trip to Spain and Portugal for the purposes of examining archaeological excavation reports and related research material from Spanish and Portuguese libraries, and for visiting and photographing ancient sites in the Duero/Douro valley for my thesis. A report of the trip was published in the School's PGR December 2015 Newsletter.
I was a member of the organising committee for and chaired discussion panels at the University of Leeds Classics Department's 5th and 6th Annual Interdisciplinary International Postgraduate Conferences, 'Conflict: Causes, Chaos, and Resolutions' (June 2014), and 'Symbols and Metaphors' (June 2015). I was also heavily involved in preparations for the 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference, 'Borders and Boundaries' (June 2016), having successfully proposed the conference theme. I was similarly a member of the organising committee for the 8th conference, 'Cruelty and Compassion', and was primarily responsible for advertising the conference.
I was likewise a member of the organising committee and a student conference assistant for the 'Commemorating Augustus' bimillenium conference, 18th-20th August 2014. I similarly served as Conference Technical Assistant at the Northern Association for Ancient Philosophy 2014 Annual Meeting and the 'Classics and Classicists in the First World War' centenary conference (both at Leeds), having assisted with the selection of material for the accompanying First World War exhibition in the Brotherton Library Special Collections.