Contra Nationis Natum: the study of race in antiquity in the New Jim Crow era
Date: Tuesday, February 28
Time: 5:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Browsing Room, Founders Library
This is a hybrid event. It will take place in person at Howard University’s Browsing Room in the Founders Library, as well as on Zoom.
About the Speaker
Jackie Murray is an associate professor of Classics at the University of Kentucky and at SUNY at Buffalo. She completed her BA at the University of Guelph, MA at Western University, and PhD in Classics at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on Hellenistic poetry and the reception of Classics in African American and Afro-Caribbean literature. Murray’s publications have focused primarily on the major Alexandrian poets, Apollonius of Rhodes, Callimachus of Cyrene, and Theocritus of Syracuse. She is co-president of EOS, a scholarly society dedicated to Africana receptions of the Classics, and serves on the editorial board of Classical Philology, Religion Compass, and Brill’s Research Perspectives in Classical Poetry. Murray’s scholarship has been supported by the Center for Hellenic Studies, American Academy in Rome, and the American Academy in Berlin.