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Cultural Commentary

Elisa Albert Takes on the Mess and Anger of Our Reprouctive Lives,” Lilith MagzineSummer Issue 2022.

This is how you mess with Texas.CNN, Sept. 8th, 2021. Selected as one of CNN Opinion’s 40 “most popular, insightful or intriguing” articles of 2021.

How My Kids Helped Me Stop Hating the Van Gogh Experience.” Hyperallergic, Jul. 21st, 2021.

You’re my governor, Greg Abbott. Why are you endangering my kids?” CNN, Jul. 5th, 2021.  

Why Voting in Our Local Elections Matter.” Austin American- Statesman, April 31st, 2021, 10A. 

w/ C. Julien, J. Hartelius, and A. Norwood. “Dr Jill Biden Earned the Title – and the Right to Determine Her Identity.”Austin Chronicle, Jan. 1st, 2021. 

Trump’s conduct in the wake of election uncertainty is unsurprising.” The Hill, Nov. 6th, 2020. 

A Female VP: What’s Ambition Got To Do With It?” Women’s E-News, Aug. 4th, 2020. 

I was a foreign student. Kicking them out is shortsighted and cruel.” The Guardian, July 11th, 2020. 

Children will be OK after COVID-19, just as I was after the Gulf War” USA TODAY, April 30th, 2020. 

Classics and the Humanities

Why Livy Matters.” Marginalia Review of Books, Sept. 2, 2002. 

w/ P. Chauduri and C. MacCormack. “Lessons about the Closure of Howard’s Classics Department.” The Hill, May 18th, 2021. 

Underfunding classics and humanities is dangerous.” The Hill, Feb. 27th, 2021. 

Doubling Down on Student Presentations: How to get first-year students to listen and learn from each other’s projects.’ The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 17th, 2015.

Classics in the Modern World

Know Thyself: On Clare Pollard’s “Delphi”,” LA Review of Books, Aug. 15th, 2022. 

Dark Academia: Classics in Alex Michaelides’s “The Maidens” and Mark Prins’s “The Latinist” LA Review of Books, Feb. 14th, 2021.

Sallust at the Insurrection.” SCS Blog, Janury 5th, 2021.

Holiday Supply Chain Issues of Ancient Rome.” Pasts Present, a JSTOR Daily Column. Dec. 21st, 2021. 

Why did Game of Thrones Cast Aside its Objectified Women?” Independent, May 20th, 2019. 

The Ancient History behind Game of Thrones.’ BBC History Extra, July 13th, 2017. 

Legendary! The Aeneid’s Tapestry of Lies.’ Eidolon, Nov. 14th, 2016.  

Cricket and Roman Exemplarity. Occasional series for Fifteen Eighty Four: Academic Perspectives from Cambridge University Press.

a. ‘Cricket and Roman Rhetoric’ Oct. 16th, 2014.

b. ‘Kevin Pietersen and the Romans: The Cycle of History.’ Oct. 21st, 2014.

c. ‘Cricket, Bodyline, and the Romans.’ Feb. 20th, 2015. 

Game of Thrones: much more than blood and bosoms’ the Guardian, Apr. 28th, 2013. 

From one storm to another: A Roman view on hurricane Sandy and the Presidential elections’. (with P. Chaudhuri), The Huffington Post, Nov. 5th, 2012


The Trojan Hammentaschen.’ UT-Austin Latke vs. Hammentaschen debate.