Introducing Emily Greenwood, CHS Senior Fellow

The CHS welcomes Emily Greenwood, John M. Musser Professor of Classics and of African American Studies at Yale University, as the newest member of the Committee of Senior Fellows. The Senior Fellows advise the CHS on its role as a distinguished, dynamic research facility for ancient Greek studies and related fields. 

Professor Greenwood studied Classics at Cambridge University, where she gained her BA, MPhil, and PhD degrees. After finishing her PhD she was a research fellow at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (2000–2002), before joining the department of Classics at the University of St Andrews where she was lecturer in Greek from 2002–2008. She joined the Classics department at Yale in July 2009. She has a secondary appointment in the Department of African-American Studies. Her research interests include ancient Greek historiography, Greek prose literature of the fifth and fourth centuries BCE, twentieth century classical receptions (especially uses of Classics in Africa, Britain, the Caribbean, and Greece), Classics and Postcolonialism, and the theory and practice of translating the ‘classics’ of Greek and Roman literature. Her publications include Thucydides and the Shaping of History (Duckworth 2006) and Afro-Greeks: Dialogues Between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century (Oxford 2010).