My research interests include ancient Greek and Roman art, reception of classical statues, travel archives, and snarky women writers from the late 18th/ early 19th century.
I’m currently a PhD student at Trinity College Dublin, where I’m writing my thesis on reception of Greek and Roman statues in women’s travel writing, 1770-1822.
I’ve presented parts of my research at a number of conferences and seminar programmes so far, including:
- Women’s Classical Committee (UK) ECR Research Dissemination Workshop: Angelica Kauffmann’s use of classical statuary (July 2020)
- Queer and the Classical: Critical Futures, Critical Feelings: “Truth is no Apollo Belvedere, no formal thing”: Querying a queer icon, re-appropriating Apollo (February 2021)
- What have the ancients ever done for us? The value of studying the Ancient World both in and out of the Academy [Trinity Long Room Hub]: Of blockheads and gate-keepers: The Secret “Herstory” of Classical Tourism (April 2021)
I also worked at the Hellenic and Roman Library at the Institute of Classical Studies in London for a year as the graduate trainee library assistant. This experience really sparked my interest in incorporating archival material into my research. (Also: librarians are the best.)