Classics Ph.D. Students Draw National Attention

Students in the Ph.D. Program in Classics have received a notably high percentage of honors and awards of late, with 15 of 20 eligible students recognized by peer-reviewed journals, at conferences, and in fellowship competitions.
Roberto BongiovanniAmong those published in recent months were Ph.D. student Roberto Bongiovanni (right) in Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies, and student Jared Simard and Visiting Professor Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis (Deputy Executor of the M.A. in Liberal Studies program) in The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians.
“The quality is remarkable,” said Professor Dee L. Clayman, Executive Officer of the program. “The two journals are among the most prestigious in their respective fields.”
Clayman credits the department’s annual Graduate Student Conference, which is organized and run entirely by students, as helping to foster the sense of high expectations and mutual support among students. The conference is now in its ninth year.
Among the honors received this past year by Classics students:

  • Cristina Perez DiazCristina Pérez Díaz was selected as a Public Humanities Fellow for 2015-2016 by the New York Council for the Humanities, in collaboration with the GC Center for the Humanities, where she is a Mellon Fellow in the Mellon Seminar for Public Engagement. Diaz will present her play “Western” in public spaces throughout the city.
  • Cameron PearsonCameron Pearson was awarded a Eugene Vanderpool Fellowship for a year of study at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Pearson also received a bourse mensuelle d’études doctorales from the École Française d’Athènes.
  • Irene Morrison MoncureIrene Morrison-Moncure received the Adelade Hahn Scholarship from the Classical Association of the Atlantic States for study at the American Academy in Rome this summer. Morrison-Moncure is also a MAGNET Fellow with the Office of Educational Opportunity and Diversity at the Graduate Center.

Submitted on: OCT 22, 2015

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