Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Classical Studies, Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures
Biography:Before joining the Bard community, Kassandra Miller taught as a visiting professor at Union College and as a graduate student at the University of Chicago, where she earned her PhD in the interdisciplinary Program in the Ancient Mediterranean World. Professor Miller’s research focuses on ancient science, medicine, and magic. Within these domains, she is particularly interested in understanding the roles played by time and timekeeping, and the experiences of marginalized groups (such as women, slaves, and the elderly). At Bard, she teaches language courses (in both Latin and Ancient Greek), “civilization” courses, such as Classical Mythology and Science and Technology in Ancient Greece and Rome, and a section of the First-Year Seminar. 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.
AB, Princeton University; MPhil, University of Oxford; PhD, University of Chicago. At Bard since 2019.