Assistant Professor of Classics
TR 2:00-3:00 pm, and by appointment
Education: PhD and MA, University of Michigan, BA, Macalester College
Evelyn Adkins teaches Latin and Greek as well as a wide range of courses in translation on ancient literature, civilization, history, and archaeology. Her research focuses on Imperial Latin literature and the ancient novel, with particular interests in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass, discourse analysis, gender and sexuality, and Roman social and cultural history. Her current book project examines how status and power are negotiated through discourse in Apuleius’ novel, with discourse defined broadly to include speech, silence, written text, and nonverbal communication. Other recent projects include a study of religious silence in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses and an article on the gender identity of the priests of the Syrian Goddess in the Greek and Latin versions of the ass-story. She also has a background in archaeology: she has fieldwork and museum experience in Greece, Italy, and Turkey, spent a year at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and taught material culture on site at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome.