Kate Allen

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Kate Allen

PhD in Classical Studies

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


  • About

    Kate graduated magna cum laude from Grand Valley State University in 2008 with a B.A. in
    Classical Languages. She is currently working on her dissertation, which explores the role of odor in Roman thought and literature. Kate is interested in Latin literature from all periods, but is especially fond of Plautus and is maintaining a love-hate relationship with Martial. In addition to sense perception, her research interests include Roman comedy, authorship and readership as depicted in Latin literature, and death and dying in the ancient world.

    When not dissertating, Kate can usually be found sewing or working on her fantasy crime novel, usually accompanied by large cups of decaf coffee.

    Tentative dissertation title: “Stop and Smell the Romans: Odor in Roman Thought and Literature”