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Graduate Student Research & Awards

Every year our graduate students are encouraged to develop and pursue their research through conferences, symposia, digs, summer courses, publications, and a variety of other avenues. Students are also encouraged to seek awards and funding at the university level, as well as externally. Below, we recognize their hard work and achievements.

2018-19 Graduate Research & Awards

Conference Presentations 

Alex Claman 

"The Avenging Mother: Essun, Clytemnestra, and Inter-generational Trauma in N.K. Jemisin's Broken Earth Trilogy." Annual Meeting of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Albequerque, NM, February 20-23, 2019

"A New Rome: Constantinople as the New Imperial Capital." Annual Meeting of The Classical Association of the Middle West and South, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 3-6, 2019

Sherry Huang
"Solon and His People: Afterlife of Archaic Political Personage in Late Democratic Athens." Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Pennsylvania, April 26, 2019

Brett Stine 
"Greeks Painting Babylon: A Preliminary Summary of Archaic and Classical Greek Sources on the City of Babylon." Heartland Graduate Workshop in Ancient Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia, October 5-6, 2018

"'A Second Triple-Bodied Geryon': Gendered Bodies and the
Rhetoric of Vengeance in Agamemnon 863-74." Annual Meeting of The Classical Association of the Middle West and South, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 3-6, 2019 

Melissa Velpel
"The Development and Migration of Dionysian Cults around the Ancient Mediterranean." Ohio State Classics Graduate Colloquiem, the Ohio State University - Columbus, February 22-3, 2019

"Administrative Greek in Ptolemaic Egypt: Power and Prestige from Linguistic Capital." Annual Meeting of The Classical Association of the Middle West and South, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 3-6, 2019

Summer Digs & Courses

Yesenia Brambila
American School of Classical Studies Summer Seminar: Greece From the Sea, June-July 2019

Alex Claman
The Sinis Archaeological Project (Sardinia), and The Goat Island Archaeological Project

Maurice Gonzalez
Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars Program (MICCHERS), June 2019

Melissa Velpel
Apollonia Pontica (Sozopol, Bulgaria), the Balkan Heritage Field School

Publications & Theses

Alex Claman
"The Avenging Mother: Essun, Clytemnestra, and Inter-generational Trauma in N.K. Jemisin's Broken Earth Trilogy." Strange Horizons, 22 July, 2019.

Jared Gaum
"Euergetism and Augustan Spectacular Space." Texas Tech M.A. Thesis, 2019.

Awards

Alex Claman
Conference Travel Funding, CMLL and the Graduate School, Texas Tech University, 2019; Manson A. Stewart Travel Award, CAMWS, 2019

Sherry Huang
Conference Travel Funding, CMLL, The Humanities Center, and the Graduate School, Texas Tech University, 2019

Brett Stine
United Super Markets Graduate Fellowship, Texas Tech University, 2018-19; Conference Travel Funding, CMLL and the Graduate School, Texas Tech University, 2019; Manson A. Stewart Travel Award, CAMWS, 2019

Melissa Velpel
Conference Travel Funding, CMLL and the Graduate School, Texas Tech University, 2019; Manson A. Stewart Travel Award, CAMWS, 2019

 Please see the recent awards page for departmental awards.

Classical Language & Literature Studies