Eos
A Scholarly Society Dedicated to Africana Receptions of Ancient Greece and Rome

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


Eos’ Executive Committee (EC) handles the day-to-day operations of the society with an eye towards the long-term mission and new directions for growth.


 
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Harriet Fertik

Co-Secretary, 2017-2019

Assistant Professor

Classics

University of New Hampshire

Harriet is an Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of New Hampshire. She earned her BA in Classical Studies from the University of Chicago and PhD in Classical Studies from the University of Michigan, where she first began working on classical reception in African American literature. She is especially interested in W. E. B. Du Bois’ engagement with Greek and Roman political thought. Her other research and teaching focuses on Roman literature, political culture, and visual culture.

 
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Caroline Stark

Co-President, 2017-2019

Assistant Professor

Classics

Howard University

Caroline earned a BA in Latin from Sweet Briar College, an MA in Cultural and Intellectual History, 1300-1650 from the Warburg Institute, University of London, and an MA, MPhil, and PhD in Classics and Renaissance Studies from Yale University.  Her research interests include ancient cosmology, anthropology, ethnography, and the reception of classical antiquity in Medieval and Renaissance Europe and in Africa and the African Diaspora.She is the creator of the Io Project, an online resource for the history and reception of Classics in Africa and the African diaspora, and she is co-editing with Lee Fratantuono A Companion to Latin Epic 14-96 CE with Wiley-Blackwell.  She is working concurrently on two book projects, one on Africana Receptions of classical heroines and another examining the intersection of humanism, philosophy, art, and science in the writings of fifteenth-century Italian humanists as they rediscovered ancient stories about humankind in Lucretius and other ancient authors. She was a research fellow at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies and a Humanities Writ Large faculty fellow at Duke University.

 
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Mathias Hanses

Co-Secretary, 2017-2019

Assistant Professor

Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Penn State University

Mathias holds an MA from the University of Münster, Germany, in American Studies and a PhD in Classics from Columbia University. He is currently working on a book project entitled The Life of Comedy after the Death of Plautus, which focuses on the afterlife of Roman comedy in later Latin literature, from Cicero to Juvenal. In the area of Classical Receptions and Black Classicism, he has worked on W. E. B. Du Bois’s engagement with Roman Republican literature and the Classicism of Juan Latino, a former slave and professor of Latin in early modern Spain.

 
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Sasha-Mae Eccleston

Co-President, 2017-2019

Assistant Professor

Classics

Brown University

Sasha-Mae was born in Kingston, Jamaica and grew up on the east coast of the United States. She credits her love of Latin to a host of excellent educators, but especially to the efforts of Robin Wise and Ed Robbins. She earned her B.A. from Brown University in Greek, Latin, and Literary Arts, her M.Phil. from the University of Oxford in Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and her Ph.D. in Classics at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to reception studies, she researches the intersection of moral philosophy and narrative form in Greco-Roman literature, particularly in the Apuleian corpus. Having been in Classics and Gender and Women’s Studies at Pomona College, she is currently an Assistant Professor of Classics and a member of the Initiative for Environmental Humanities at Brown University.