Ayelet Haimson Lushkov is an Associate Professor of Classics at UT-Austin, where she has worked since getting her Ph.D from Yale in 2009. She specializes in Roman historiography, especially Livy, political narratives, and the literary art of historical prose.

She is passionate about making the ancient world and its literature more generally accessible and exciting to as wide an audience as possible, and believes that learning happens best when knowledge has immediate application to students’ lives.

Her approach focuses on personal growth as well as content delivery, and on grappling directly with the material at hand, through reading, talking, and thinking together.

Ayelet is committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, and is a keen advocate for working families and education’s democratic mission.

Her writing has been published in the Guardian, USA Today, CNN, The Hill, Chronicle of Higher Education, the Independent and the Austin Statesman, as well as in scholarly monographs and articles. Her latest book, You Win or You Die: the Ancient World of Game of Thrones, came out in 2017.

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