Visiting Assistant Professor, Classics
Honors & Awards
- The Women’s Classical Caucus: Leadership Award
- Ph.D, Rutgers University
- M.A., University of Arizona
- B.A., College of the Holy Cross
His research interests include Greek and Roman literature (esp. Augustan poetry and Greek novel), classical reception and monsters. David is also passionate about using ancient texts and material culture to encourage discussions about contemporary social justice issues. His current book project examines Giants and Titans in Greco-Roman literature.
- “Thetis of the Silver Screen: The Cosmic and Vengeful Goddess in Clash of the Titans (1981)” The Staying Power of Thetis: Allusion, Interaction, and Reception from Homer to the 21st Century in M. Paprocki, G. Vos, and D. Wright, eds. Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming
- “Sextus Pompey, Scylla, and the Italian Cause,” in Coins of the Roman Revolution (49 BC – AD 14): Evidence without Hindsight, A. Powell and A. Burnett, eds. London: Bloomsbury, 2020.
- “Anna, Water, and Her Imminent Deification in Aeneid 4,” in Uncovering Anna Perenna: A Focused Study of Roman Myth and Culture, S.L. McCallum and G. McIntyre, eds. London: Bloomsbury, 2019
- “The Leda Fresco—Rape or Romp?: How to Talk About Consent and Art,” in Eidolon, co-authored with K. Moretti, A. Matz, and S. Taborski. 2019.
Additional Professional Activities
- Committee Member, Anti-Racism Committee, Classical Association of the Atlantic States