People

Faculty
Full-time Faculty

Antone Minard

Antone Minard

Lecturer in Medical Terminology and Latin

phone604 822 2365
location_onBuchanan C 324

Regions

Rome
Antone Lanatà Minard holds a PhD from UCLA in Folklore and Mythology. His specialization is Welsh and Celtic-language belief and narrative in medieval literature and in nineteenth- and twentieth-century folklore.

Regions

Rome
ON LEAVE
On Leave 2022-23

Carl Johnson

Carl Johnson

ON LEAVE
On Leave 2022-23

Senior Instructor in Classics

phonework phone 604 822 7975
location_onMary Bollert Hall 117

Charmaine Gorrie

Charmaine Gorrie

Lecturer in Classical Studies

phonework phone 604 827 5561
location_onBuchanan C 326

Regions

Rome
I completed my BA and MA at the University of Alberta and my PhD at the University of British Columbia on the building programme of Septimius Severus in Rome. During this time I also worked on various excavations in southern Italy with the University of Alberta. I have been teaching at UBC since 199...Read more

Regions

Rome

Christopher Lougheed

Christopher Lougheed

Lecturer in Classical Studies and Latin Language

phonework phone 604 822 1286
location_onBuchanan C 206

Regions

Egypt | Greece
PhD University of Alberta (2017) MA Université de Montréal (2010) BA Queen's University (2007) Previously taught at University of Toronto University of Winnipeg St. Mary's University (Halifax) University of Alberta

Regions

Egypt | Greece

CW Marshall

CW Marshall

Professor of Greek | Arts One

phonework phone 604 822 4048
location_onBuchanan C 217

Regions

Greece | Rome
Selected Service (ongoing) Senator (Faculty of Arts) to the UBC Academic Senate, serving on Academic Policy and Student Appeals on Academic Discipline committees Conference co-organizer of Greek Drama V, held in Vancouver in 2017 Associate Editor of Didaskalia: Ancient Theatre Today

Regions

Greece | Rome

Faisal Nahri

Faisal Nahri

Sessional Lecturer

location_onBuchanan C 215
I received a master’s degree in Islamic studies in Malaysia and a master’s degree in religious studies at UBC. In my first master’s degree, I trained in traditional Islamic sciences and wrote a 6-credit thesis on epistemology of Islamic belief. I used my second master’s degree to round off m...Read more

Florence Yoon

Florence Yoon

Associate Professor of Greek Language and Literature

phonework phone 604 827 4263
location_onBuchanan C 207

Regions

Greece
Previous employment Worcester College (Oxford): College Lecturer (2010-2011) Trinity College (Oxford): College Lecturer (2009-2011) Somerville College (Oxford): Fulford Junior Research Fellow (2008-2009)

Regions

Greece

Franco De Angelis

Franco De Angelis

Professor of Greek History and Archaeology | Distinguished University Scholar |

phonework phone 604 822 6749
location_onBuchanan C328

Regions

Greece
Degrees B.A. with Honours (1985-89): University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa, Department of Classical Studies/Département des Etudes Anciennes, degree in Classical Languages and Literature M.A. (1989-91): McGill University, Department of Classics, degree in Classical Archaeolo...Read more

Regions

Greece
ON LEAVE
On Leave Winter 2023

Gregg Gardner

Gregg Gardner

ON LEAVE
On Leave Winter 2023

Associate Professor and The Diamond Chair in Jewish Law and Ethics

phonework phone 604 827 3703
location_onBuchanan C 216
For my complete CV, please visit https://ubc.academia.edu/GreggGardner The University of British Columbia, Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies Associate Professor, with tenure, 2016–present Assistant Professor, tenure-track, 2011–16 The Diamond Chair in Je...Read more

Katharine Huemoeller

Katharine Huemoeller

Assistant Professor of Roman History

phone604-822-4059

Regions

Rome
After receiving my undergraduate degree from Middlebury College in Vermont, I worked in the non-profit sector in Washington, DC for a few years on issues of gender equity.  I then went to Princeton University where I earned my doctorate in Classics through the interdisciplinary P...Read more

Regions

Rome
ON LEAVE
On Leave Fall 2022

Kevin Fisher

Kevin Fisher

ON LEAVE
On Leave Fall 2022

Associate Professor of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology | Laboratory of Archaeology

phonework phone 604 822 9139
location_onBuchanan C 218
I'm an anthropological archaeologist interested in the relationship between people and their built environments, urbanism and the social dynamics of ancient cities, and the application of digital technologies for recording, analyzing and visualizing archaeological phenomena.  I received a PhD in An...Read more

Kurtis Peters

Kurtis Peters

Sessional Lecturer |

2014 - PhD in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies from the University of Edinburgh
ON LEAVE
On Full Sabbatical Leave

Leanne Bablitz

Leanne Bablitz

ON LEAVE
On Full Sabbatical Leave

Professor of Roman History

location_onBuchanan C 228

Regions

Rome

Regions

Rome

Lisa Cooper

Lisa Cooper

Professor of Near Eastern Art & Archaeology

phonework phone 604 822 4047
location_onBuchanan C 221
Career 1998—1999: Departmental Associate, Department of Near Eastern and Asian Civilizations, Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto). 1999—2006: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver). 2006—2017: Associate Professor, D...Read more

Matthew McCarty

Matthew McCarty

Assistant Professor of Roman Archaeology

location_onBuchanan C 208

Regions

Rome
Lecturer, Worcester College, Oxford (2009-2010) Lecturer, University of Warwick (2009-2010) Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities & Lecturer in Humanities, Yale University (2010-2012) Perkins-Cotsen Fellow, Society of Fellows & Lecturer in Classics, Princet...Read more

Regions

Rome

Megan Daniels

Megan Daniels

Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Material Culture

phonework phone 604 822 4066
location_onBuchanan C222

Regions

Egypt | Greece
Career Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History, University of New England, Australia (2018-2020) IEMA Postdoctoral Scholar, Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology, SUNY-Buffalo (2017-2018) Lora Bryning Redford Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Puget Sound (2016-2017)

Regions

Egypt | Greece

Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin

Department Head | Associate Professor of Greek Philosophy | Joint General Editor, Ancient Commentators Series

phonework phone 604 822 4065
location_onBuchanan C 227B

Regions

Greece
I'm an Associate Professor of Greek Philosophy at the University of British Columbia, jointly appointed in Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies (AMNE) and Philosophy. I'm also joint general editor of the Ancient Commentators translation project. I grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and complete...Read more

Regions

Greece

Philip Yoo

Philip Yoo

Assistant Professor

location_onBuchanan C C214
Philip Yoo is Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies. A native of Mississauga, Ontario, he is a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.Comm. in Commerce and Finance; M.Div. from Knox College), Yale University (S.T.M.), and the University of Oxford (D.Phil.). Before his arrival at U...Read more

Robert Cousland

Robert Cousland

Professor of Early Christianity and Greek Religion & Mythology

phone604-822-4062
location_onBuchanan C 230
I  am an Associate Professor as well as an alumnus (BA Hons 1) of this Department. I received my PhD at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

Sara Milstein

Sara Milstein

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

phonework phone 604 822 4058
location_onBuchanan C 205
Sara Milstein is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies. She is the author of Making a Case: The Practical Roots of Biblical Law (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021); Tracking the Master Scribe: Re...Read more

Seemi Ghazi

Seemi Ghazi

Sessional Lecturer

location_onBuchanan C 220
ON LEAVE
On Leave 2022-23

Siobhán McElduff

Siobhán McElduff

ON LEAVE
On Leave 2022-23

Associate Professor of Latin literature and Roman culture | Director of Undergraduate Studies

location_onBuchanan C 210

Regions

Rome
I did my BA at Trinity College, Dublin in the Department of Classics; my MA at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. After that I worked in Silicon Valley for a range of organizations both public and private for several years. I went back to do my PhD with Tom Habinek and Antony Boyle at the...Read more

Regions

Rome

Tara Mulder

Tara Mulder

Assistant Professor of Teaching in Classical Studies | Latin Coordinator

phonework phone 604 822 1374
location_onBuchanan C 223

Regions

Rome
I received my BA in Classical Literature and Languages from the University of Michigan in 2009 and my PhD in Classics from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 2015, with a dissertation entitled, "Fetal Actors, Female Bodies: Childbirth in the Roman Empire." From 2015-2016, I worked as a ...Read more

Regions

Rome

Thomas Schneider

Thomas Schneider

Professor of Egyptology and Near Eastern Studies

phone604-827-4316
location_onMary Bollert Hall 118
Thomas Schneider studied at the University of Zurich, the University of Basel and the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris, earning a Lizentiat (1990), a doctorate (1996), and a Habilitation (1999) in Egyptology at the University of Basel. Prior to coming to UBC in 2007, he was a Lecturer ...Read more
Graduate Supervisors

CW Marshall

CW Marshall

Professor of Greek | Arts One

phonework phone 604 822 4048
location_onBuchanan C 217

Regions

Greece | Rome
Selected Service (ongoing) Senator (Faculty of Arts) to the UBC Academic Senate, serving on Academic Policy and Student Appeals on Academic Discipline committees Conference co-organizer of Greek Drama V, held in Vancouver in 2017 Associate Editor of Didaskalia: Ancient Theatre Today

Regions

Greece | Rome

Faisal Nahri

Faisal Nahri

Sessional Lecturer

location_onBuchanan C 215
I received a master’s degree in Islamic studies in Malaysia and a master’s degree in religious studies at UBC. In my first master’s degree, I trained in traditional Islamic sciences and wrote a 6-credit thesis on epistemology of Islamic belief. I used my second master’s degree to round off m...Read more

Florence Yoon

Florence Yoon

Associate Professor of Greek Language and Literature

phonework phone 604 827 4263
location_onBuchanan C 207

Regions

Greece
Previous employment Worcester College (Oxford): College Lecturer (2010-2011) Trinity College (Oxford): College Lecturer (2009-2011) Somerville College (Oxford): Fulford Junior Research Fellow (2008-2009)

Regions

Greece

Franco De Angelis

Franco De Angelis

Professor of Greek History and Archaeology | Distinguished University Scholar |

phonework phone 604 822 6749
location_onBuchanan C328

Regions

Greece
Degrees B.A. with Honours (1985-89): University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa, Department of Classical Studies/Département des Etudes Anciennes, degree in Classical Languages and Literature M.A. (1989-91): McGill University, Department of Classics, degree in Classical Archaeolo...Read more

Regions

Greece
ON LEAVE
On Leave Winter 2023

Gregg Gardner

Gregg Gardner

ON LEAVE
On Leave Winter 2023

Associate Professor and The Diamond Chair in Jewish Law and Ethics

phonework phone 604 827 3703
location_onBuchanan C 216
For my complete CV, please visit https://ubc.academia.edu/GreggGardner The University of British Columbia, Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies Associate Professor, with tenure, 2016–present Assistant Professor, tenure-track, 2011–16 The Diamond Chair in Je...Read more

Katharine Huemoeller

Katharine Huemoeller

Assistant Professor of Roman History

phone604-822-4059

Regions

Rome
After receiving my undergraduate degree from Middlebury College in Vermont, I worked in the non-profit sector in Washington, DC for a few years on issues of gender equity.  I then went to Princeton University where I earned my doctorate in Classics through the interdisciplinary P...Read more

Regions

Rome
ON LEAVE
On Leave Fall 2022

Kevin Fisher

Kevin Fisher

ON LEAVE
On Leave Fall 2022

Associate Professor of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology | Laboratory of Archaeology

phonework phone 604 822 9139
location_onBuchanan C 218
I'm an anthropological archaeologist interested in the relationship between people and their built environments, urbanism and the social dynamics of ancient cities, and the application of digital technologies for recording, analyzing and visualizing archaeological phenomena.  I received a PhD in An...Read more

Kurtis Peters

Kurtis Peters

Sessional Lecturer |

2014 - PhD in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies from the University of Edinburgh
ON LEAVE
On Full Sabbatical Leave

Leanne Bablitz

Leanne Bablitz

ON LEAVE
On Full Sabbatical Leave

Professor of Roman History

location_onBuchanan C 228

Regions

Rome

Regions

Rome

Lisa Cooper

Lisa Cooper

Professor of Near Eastern Art & Archaeology

phonework phone 604 822 4047
location_onBuchanan C 221
Career 1998—1999: Departmental Associate, Department of Near Eastern and Asian Civilizations, Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto). 1999—2006: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver). 2006—2017: Associate Professor, D...Read more

Matthew McCarty

Matthew McCarty

Assistant Professor of Roman Archaeology

location_onBuchanan C 208

Regions

Rome
Lecturer, Worcester College, Oxford (2009-2010) Lecturer, University of Warwick (2009-2010) Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities & Lecturer in Humanities, Yale University (2010-2012) Perkins-Cotsen Fellow, Society of Fellows & Lecturer in Classics, Princet...Read more

Regions

Rome

Megan Daniels

Megan Daniels

Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Material Culture

phonework phone 604 822 4066
location_onBuchanan C222

Regions

Egypt | Greece
Career Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History, University of New England, Australia (2018-2020) IEMA Postdoctoral Scholar, Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology, SUNY-Buffalo (2017-2018) Lora Bryning Redford Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Puget Sound (2016-2017)

Regions

Egypt | Greece

Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin

Department Head | Associate Professor of Greek Philosophy | Joint General Editor, Ancient Commentators Series

phonework phone 604 822 4065
location_onBuchanan C 227B

Regions

Greece
I'm an Associate Professor of Greek Philosophy at the University of British Columbia, jointly appointed in Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies (AMNE) and Philosophy. I'm also joint general editor of the Ancient Commentators translation project. I grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and complete...Read more

Regions

Greece

Philip Yoo

Philip Yoo

Assistant Professor

location_onBuchanan C C214
Philip Yoo is Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies. A native of Mississauga, Ontario, he is a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.Comm. in Commerce and Finance; M.Div. from Knox College), Yale University (S.T.M.), and the University of Oxford (D.Phil.). Before his arrival at U...Read more

Robert Cousland

Robert Cousland

Professor of Early Christianity and Greek Religion & Mythology

phone604-822-4062
location_onBuchanan C 230
I  am an Associate Professor as well as an alumnus (BA Hons 1) of this Department. I received my PhD at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

Sara Milstein

Sara Milstein

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

phonework phone 604 822 4058
location_onBuchanan C 205
Sara Milstein is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies. She is the author of Making a Case: The Practical Roots of Biblical Law (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021); Tracking the Master Scribe: Re...Read more

Seemi Ghazi

Seemi Ghazi

Sessional Lecturer

location_onBuchanan C 220
Affiliated Faculty

Mark Locicero1

Mark Locicero1

Honorary Research Member

Career In addition to my research, I have worked on archaeological excavations and survey projects in central Italy, Sicily, Jordan, Serbia, and Bulgaria. Teaching is an important part of my investigation of the ancient Mediterranean world, and has led me to teach courses at Leiden University (The ...Read more

Nigel Kennell1

Nigel Kennell1

Honorary Research Member

I am an alumnus of UBC. I studied with Malcolm McGregor, Anthony Barrett, and Philip Harding in the mid-1970s, who introduced me to Greek epigraphy and history. I earned my MA and PhD at the University of Toronto; during that time, my lifelong association with the American School of Classical Studie...Read more

Robert Daum

Robert Daum

Adjunct

phonework phone 778 987 2918
location_onOld Administration Building
Robert A. Daum, PhD is a Fellow at SFU's Centre for Dialogue, where he focuses on diversity and innovation in postsecondary institutions and in cities, having previously served as a Dialogue Associate and member of the Centre's Academic Steering Committee. http://www.sfu.ca/dialogue.html At UBC he ...Read more

Sylvia Berryman

Sylvia Berryman

Associate Professor, Philosophy

phonework phone 604 827 5730
location_onBuchanan E 269

Regions

Greece
Sylvia Berryman studied ancient Greek philosophy at the University of Texas  at Austin. As a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in King's  College London, she worked as editorial assistant for the Ancient Commentators on  Aristotle project.  She joined the department at UBC in 2004, following f...Read more

Regions

Greece
Emeriti

AJ Podlecki

AJ Podlecki

Professor Emeritus

I received my classical training at Canisius High School in Buffalo, New York, Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass., and the Universities of Oxford and Toronto. My first appointment was at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois (1963-66), from where I went to Penn State University as departme...Read more

Anthony Barrett

Anthony Barrett

Professor Emeritus

Gerald Sandy

Gerald Sandy

Professor Emeritus

location_onBuchanan C 227

Harry Edinger

Harry Edinger

Professor Emeritus

Hector Williams

Hector Williams

Professor Emeritus of Greek Art & Archaeology

phonework phone
location_onBuchanan C 219
Hector Williams directs UBC's archaeological excavations at Mytilene and Stymphalos and is also publishing material from our excavations at Anemurium in Turkey. He is also a research associate of the University of Chicago's Kenchreai excavations and the University of Pennsylvania's Gordion Projec...Read more

James Evans

James Evans

Professor Emeritus

Born, Galt, Ont. (now Cambridge, Ont.). B. A.; University of Toronto; PhD, Yale University. Former Martin Kellogg Fellow, Yale University; Thomas Day Seymour Fellow, American School of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece. Professor emeritus from the University of British Columbia, Dept. of Class...Read more

James Russell

James Russell

Professor Emeritus

Russell is a general classicist who specializes in Roman and early Byzantine art and archaeology and Greek and Latin epigraphy of the Roman period. He teaches undergraduate courses in Greek and Roman Art (Classical Studies 330), Applied Science and Technology in Classical Antiquity (Classical Stu...Read more

Justin Dwyer

Justin Dwyer

Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow

Regions

Greece | Rome
Justin Dwyer is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on the Comic Routines in Roman Comedy project under the supervision of C.W. Marshall. He previously taught at the University of Victoria after earning a PhD in Classics through the Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies at ...Read more

Regions

Greece | Rome

Lyn Rae

Lyn Rae

Senior Instructor Emerita in Classics

phonework phone

Paul Burns

Paul Burns

Professor Emeritus

Paul Mosca

Paul Mosca

Associate Professor Emeritus of Hebrew Language & Bible

Phillip Harding

Phillip Harding

Professor Emeritus

R J A Wilson

R J A Wilson

Director, Centre for the Study of Ancient Sicily

Career 1974–94 Trinity College Dublin (Junior Lecturer in Classics, Louis Claude Purser Lecturer in Classical Archaeology; Louis Claude Purser Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology) 1994–2005 Professor of Archaeology, University of Nottingham 2006–2014 Professor of the Archaeology ...Read more

Shirley Sullivan

Shirley Sullivan

Professor Emerita of Classics

location_onBuchanan C 227
Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of British Columbia, 2008 -- Professor of Classics, University of British Columbia, 1989-2008. Associate Professor of Classics, University of British Columbia, 1978-1988. Assistant Professor of Classics, University of British Columbia, 1973-1977. PhD (C...Read more

Susanna Braund

Susanna Braund

Professor Emerita of Latin Poetry and its Reception | Canada Research Chair

phonework phone 604 827 4240
location_onBuchanan C 214

Regions

Rome
Present Position: Professor of Latin Poetry and its Reception (Canada Research Chair) Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, UBC, 2007- Previous Positions: Associate Head of Department, CNERS, UBC, 2015-16  (Acting Head for P&T issues) Acting Head of Department, CNE...Read more

Regions

Rome

Vita Daphna Arbel

Vita Daphna Arbel

Professor Emerita of Biblical and Early Jewish Literature and Mysticism

phonework phone
location_onBuchanan C
Career 2012 – Professor, University of British Columbia 2002 – Associate Professor, University of British Columbia 1997 – 2002 Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia 1995 – 1997 Instructor II, University of British Columbia Service Membership in scholarly societies ARAM...Read more