Evelyn Adkins

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PhD in Classical Studies

435 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003


  • About

    Evelyn earned her B.A. summa cum laude with honors in Classical Languages at Macalester College in 2006, spending a semester at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome in 2005. She earned an M.A. in Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Michigan in 2010 and attended the American School of Classical Studies in Athens as a Regular Member (Michael Jameson Fellow) in 2010-2011. Her dissertation on Apuleius’ Metamorphoses examines speech as a primary but problematic tool of self-fashioning, including the self-presentation of status and identity and the negotiation of social and power relations in the novel. Her primary interests include the ancient novel and popular fiction, Latin literature, and social history of the High Roman Empire. She has a strong secondary interest in archaeology and material culture and has worked in Greece at the Kenchreai Cemetery Project (2004-2006), Kenchreai Excavations (2007), and Corinth Excavations (2011); in Turkey at the Aphrodisias Regional Survey (2008); and in Italy at the Gabii Project (2009-2011). She has taught courses in Latin, Greek and Roman Civilization, and Great Books at the University of Michigan. In Fall 2011, she was a visiting instructor at Michigan State University for an upper-level undergraduate course on “The Ancient Novel in English Translation.”

    Dissertation Title: “Rudis Locutor: Speech and Self-Fashioning in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses”

    Publications: “The Intensive Survey.” In Christopher Ratté and Peter D. De Staebler (eds.). Aphrodisias V. The Aphrodisias Regional Survey. Mainz (2012), 87-134.

  • Education
    • B.A. summa cum laude with honors in Classical Languages from Macalester College (St. Paul, MN), 2006
    • M.A. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan, 2010