Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Classical Studies, Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures
Biography:Kassandra Miller earned her PhD at the University of Chicago’s Program in the Ancient Mediterranean World. Her research focuses on how the ancients tried to explain and control the world around them. She has authored or coauthored articles on Greek and Roman mythology, magic, medicine, and timekeeping, including “From Critical Days to Critical Hours: Galenic Refinements of Hippocratic Models,” in TAPA; “Toward a Typology of Triangular Bronze Hekate Bases: Contextualizing a Recent Find from Sardis,” in JRA; and “She Who Changes (Amibousa): A Reexamination of the Triangular Table from Pergamon,” also in JRA; and served as coeditor, with S. Symons, of Down to the Hour: Short Time in the Ancient Mediterranean. She has delivered lectures and papers nationally and internationally at, among others, the Dublin Classics Seminar at University College Dublin, Union College, University of Chicago, and at conferences in Rome, Reading (UK), and at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship, Ephron Fellowship, Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, Oxford Ancient History Prize, and Overseas Research Scholarship at Oxford. She previously taught at Union College, where her courses ranged from Latin prose composition, ancient myth, and Ovid’s Metamorphoses to ancient medicine, ancient magic, histories of hysteria, and science and technology in the ancient world. She has also participated in excavations at sites in Silchester, UK; and Polis, Cyprus.
AB, Princeton University; MPhil, University of Oxford; PhD, University of Chicago. At Bard since 2019.