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PhD Students

Fae Amiro, PhD Year II
BA (Hons), Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
MA, Classics, McMaster University
Email: amirofe@mcmaster.ca
Research interests: Roman Social History, Roman Art and Archaeology, Greek and Roman Sculpture, Republican Rome, Ancient Music


Andrea Barrales-Hall, PhD Year II
BA (Hons), Classical Studies, University of Waterloo
MA, Ancient Mediterranean Cultures, University of Waterloo
Email: barralea@mcmaster.ca
Research interests: Greek and Roman Literature, Women in Ancient Literature, Philology, Palaeography


Amanda Devitt, PhD Year III
BHUM, Humanities: Greek and Roman Studies, Carleton University
MA, Greek and Roman Archaeology, Newcastle University
MA, Classics, McMaster University
Email: devittam@mcmaster.ca
Research interests: Art and Archaeology, Roman Social and Cultural History, Social Status, Funerary Practices, Family, Public Entertainment, Theatre, and Performance
Thesis title: “The Dynamics of the Prostitute-Client Relationship at Pompeii”
Amanda is the recipient of an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)


Emma Fotino, PhD Year II
BA (Hons) Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria
MA, Classics, Brock University
Email: fotinoe@mcmaster.ca
Research interests: Greek and Roman Social History, Women and Gender Studies, Greek and Roman Slavery


Amanda Hardman, PhD Year V
BA (Hons), Anthropology, The University of Western Ontario
BA (Hons), Classical Studies, The University of Western Ontario
MA in Classical Studies, The University of Western Ontario
Email: hardmaaa@mcmaster.ca
Research interests: Roman Archaeology, Roman Provinces, Landscape Archaeology, Numismatics


Barbara Scarfo, PhD Year V
BA (Hons), Classics and Italian Studies, McMaster University
MA, Classics, McMaster University
Email: scarfobn@mcmaster.ca
Research interests: Roman Social History, the Roman Family, Maternity and Motherhood in the Roman World, Roman Children and Childhood, Roman Medicine


Miranda Siklenka, PhD Year II
BA, Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria
MA, Classics, Queen’s University
Email: siklenkm@mcmaster.ca
Research interests: Greek Archaeology, Greek Colonization, Magna Grecia, Apulian Pottery, Greek and Indigenous Acculturation
Miranda has published illustrations in J.P. Oleson, et al., Humayma Excavation Project, vol. 2: Nabataean Campground and Necropolis, Byzantine Churches, and Early Islamic Domestic Structures. Boston: ASOR, 2013.


Cassandra Tran, PhD Year 1
BA (Hons), Classical Studies, Queen’s University
MA, Classics, McMaster University
Email: tranc8@mcmaster.ca
Research interests: Latin Literature, Roman Comedy, Greek and Roman Theatre


Ryan Walsh, PhD Year IV
BA (Hons), Classical Studies, University of Waterloo
MA, Ancient Mediterranean Cultures, University of Waterloo
Email: walshrm@mcmaster.ca
Research interests: Greek & Roman History, Politics, and Native Voices
Ryan is the recipient of a SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship.


Patricia White
BA (Hons), Classics, Queen’s University
MA, Classics, Western University
Email: whitepl@mcmaster.ca
Research interests: Roman History and Historiography; Latin Literature; Roman Oratory and Rhetoric; Roman Republican Social and Political Institutions; Archaic Rome; Historical Memory
Thesis title: “Reinterpretations of the Struggle of the Orders: Re-working Historical Memory”