Texas Tech University

Classics Graduate Students


Jacob Bowe

I am a first-year MA Student and CMLL Teaching Assistant. I graduated from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor's in Classics and have previously taught Latin to middle and high school students in Savannah, GA and Bloomington, IN. . My research interests include late Republican and early Imperial Latin poetry, the classical tradition, the formation of the artes liberales, and Latin pedagogy. When not studying ancient languages, I cultivate my abiding interests in Japanese automobiles of the 1990s and the novels of Cormac McCarthy.

Email: jacob.bowe@ttu.edu


Alex Claman

I am a second-year on the Classical Archaeology track. I majored in Classical Studies and double-minored in Archaeology and Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Carleton College. My research interests include the intersection of archaeological theory and methodology, with a particular focus on landscape forms, as well as conceptions of empire and ancient Mediterranean influences on speculative fiction. My fieldwork experience includes archaeological survey as a member of the Sinis Archaeological Project in Italy and the Small Cycladic Islands Project in Greece.

Email: alex.claman@ttu.edu


Mell Finefrock

I am a first-year M.A. student and Teaching Assistant. I received my B.A. in Classics at the University of South Florida in May 2020. My research interests include gender and sexuality in antiquity with a focus on the dichotomy of such concepts within the field of ancient sex work. My other interests lie within the perception of sexuality and gender in myth and its modern reception.

Email: Mell.Finefrock@ttu.edu


Jenna Glassburner

I am a first year MA student and TA for the Classics department. I earned my undergraduate degree in English and Classics with a minor in Anthropology from Augustana University in May 2019. My senior thesis examined reception of Greek paideia by the Romans and early Catholic Church and how such education impacted the content and approach of dramatists in the English Reformation under the Tudors and Stuarts. My current interests include literary reception, Roman cults centered around mortal figures, and the Roman legal system.

Email: jenna.glassburner@ttu.edu


Chloe Lowetz

I am a first year M.A. student and Teaching Assistant. I received my B.A. from Texas Tech in May 2019 in Languages and Cultures (Classics) with a minor in Anthropology, highest honors. My honors thesis explored Homeric episodes and themes in the Columbus journal and Vespucci letters, as well as the use of classical “othering” to establish a dichotomy between Europeans and indigenous Americans.

I currently research exploration, colonization, and conquest, mainly through reception studies; however, I am also broadly interested in historiography and historical myth.

Email: chloe.lowetz@ttu.edu


Chloe Morris

I am a first year M.A. student and Teaching Assistant on the Archaeology track. I received my B.A. in Classics at Texas Tech and my M.A. in Classical Art and Archaeology from King's College London. My M.A. thesis focused on the localization of the Centauromachy in Greek architectural sculpture. My current research interests include Greek colonization in the Archaic period and the evolution of art and architecture through colonization, as well as mythology in art. My fieldwork experience includes the Libarna Urban Landscapes Project and the Excavations at Argilos.

Email: chloe.e.morris@ttu.edu


Sierra Rasmussen

I am a first year MA student in the Classics department. I did my BA in Classics (with a minor in Dance) at the University of Washington. My research interests include gender, women, and sexuality in antiquity as well as it's modern reception. For example, I have worked on the relationship between Patroclus and Achilles and how it was represented in media during the increased acceptance of homosexuality in America. I am also interested in digital humanities and have participated in the Homer Multitext project.

Email: sirasmus@ttu.edu

Not pictured above:

  • First-year MA Students: Jordan Click
  • Second-year MA Students: Bryce Gassner, Daniel Hunter, Drew Lytle, Emma Schneider, Mason Schrader, Rhett Underwood

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