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Classical Studies: People

Program Director 

Seth Lerer
Professor of Literature
slerer@ucsd.edu
Literature Building, Room 228

Program Coordinator and Student Advisor 

Jennifer Dieli
Current undergraduate students, please use the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) for advising questions.
caesar@ucsd.edu
Arts and Humanities Building, 6th Floor, Room 655
858-534-0491

Walk-in Advising has been suspended due to campus closure. Please use the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) for advising questions. 

Faculty

  • Mira Balberg, Ph. D.,History Professor

    Mira Balberg, Ph. D.,History Professor

    Ph.D. Stanford University, 2011
    Office: HSS 6073, phone: (858) 246-5740
    mbalberg@ucsd.edu
    Ancient Mediterranean Religions; Judaism in the Hellenistic and Roman periods

  • Denise Demetriou, Ph.D., History Associate Professor

    Denise Demetriou, Ph.D., History Associate Professor

    Ph.D. Classics, Johns Hopkins University, 2005
    Office: HSS 4047, Phone: 858-534-4368
    dedemetriou@ucsd.edu 
    Archaic and classical Greek history, with a particular interest in exploring different kinds of cross-cultural interactions within the Greek world and between Greeks and non-Greeks
  • Page Ann duBois, Ph.D., Classical and Comparative Literature Professor

    Page Ann duBois, Ph.D., Classical and Comparative Literature Professor

    Ph.D. UC Berkeley
    Office: Literature Bldg. 454, Phone: 858-534-3379
    pdubois@ucsd.edu

    Greek; Feminist Theory and Psychoanalysis; Cultural Studies
  • Thomas Gallant, Ph.D., History Professor

    Thomas Gallant, Ph.D., History Professor

    Ph.D. Cambridge University, 1982
    Office: HSS 4016, Phone: 858-822- 0676
    tgallant@ucsd.edu

    Modern Greek History and Archeology
  • Matthew T. Herbst, Ph.D., Teaching Professor and Director

    Matthew T. Herbst, Ph.D., Teaching Professor and Director

    Making of the Modern World, Eleanor Roosevelt College 
    Ph.D. University of Michigan
    Office: ERC Admin, Making of the Modern World Office, Phone: 858-822-4859
    matthewherbst@ucsd.edu

    World and environmental history; Byzantium; comparative ancient history; experiential education
  • Monte Johnson, Ph.D., Philosophy Professor

    Monte Johnson, Ph.D., Philosophy Professor

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. University of Toronto, 2003
    Website: www.montejohnson.info
    Office: HSS 8009, Phone: 858-822-4515
    Early Greek philosophy; Aristotle Studies; Hellenistic philosophy; the reception of Greco-Roman philosophy in modern philosophy and science; the reconstruction of lost and fragmentary works; and comparative ancient philosophy
  • Dayna Kalleres, Ph.D., Literature Associate Professor

    Ph.D. Brown University
    Office: Literature Bldg. 330, Phone: 858-534-2279
    dkalleres@ucsd.edu
    Early Christianity

  • Edward Kelting, Ph.D., Literature Assistant Professor

    Edward Kelting, Ph.D., Literature Assistant Professor

    Ph.D. Classics, Stanford University, 2019
    ekelting@ucsd.edu
    Literatures of the Roman Empire; Egyupt; Cultural Mixedness and Intellectual History

  • Seth Lerer, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Literature

    Seth Lerer, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Literature

    Seth Lerer joined the Literature Department in January 2009 as Distinguished Professor and as Dean of Arts and Humanities. His teaching and research address Medieval and Renaissance Literature, the History of the English Language, Children’s Literature, and the history of the book. Most recently, he has been working on Shakespeare.
  • Jacobo Myerston, Ph.D., Literature Assistant Professor

    Jacobo Myerston, Ph.D., Literature Assistant Professor

    Ph.D. University of Chicago
    Office: Literature Bldg. 229
    jmyerston@ucsd.edu
    Literary globalization in the Ancient World

  • Edward Watts, Ph.D., History Professor

    Edward Watts, Ph.D., History Professor

    Ph.D. Yale University, 2002
    Office: HSS 4073, Phone: 858-534-2733
    ewatts@ucsd.edu
    Intellectual and religious history of the early Byzantine Empire

Emeriti Faculty

Anthony T. Edwards, Ph.D., Classical Literature and Languages Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. Cornell University
Homer; Greek Comedy; Classical Rhetoric

Edward N. Lee, Ph.D., Philosophy  Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. Princeton University

Alden A. Mosshammer, Ph.D., History Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. Brown University, 1971
History of Ancient Greece and Rome and Early Christianity


Sheldon A. Nodelman, Ph.D., Visual Arts Professor Emeritus
Office: Visual Arts Facilities 353, Phone: 858-822-1146

 

In Memoriam

Eliot Wirshbo

Obituary (External Link)