Lecturer in Classical Studies, The Open University

I studied for my undergraduate and graduate degrees at Magdalen College, Oxford. I then taught in Oxford as a Junior Research Fellow (Trinity College, 2006-9) and as a Lecturer in Classics (New College, 2009-10), and subsequently held a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at UCL (2010-12), before coming to the OU.

My research interests are in the field of archaic and classical Greek poetry and drama. I am currently completing a commentary on the seventh-century BC poet Archilochus.

My previous research has been on Greek tragedy, and in particular on the relationship between the tragic chorus and other types of choral song performed in Greek society: my book on this subject was published in 2010.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Classics, The Open University
  • 2010–2012
    Leverhulme Research Fellow, UCL
  • 2009–2010
    Stipendiary Lecturer, New College, Oxford
  • 2006–2009
    Junior Research Fellow, Trinity College, Oxford


  • 2007 
    University of Oxford, DPhil
  • 2003 
    University of Oxford, MSt
  • 2002 
    University of Oxford, BA


  • 2013
    "Conflicting Identities in the Euripidean Chorus", Choral Mediations in Greek Tragedy, eds. Gagné and Hopman
  • 2012
    “Archilochus the ‘Anti-Hero’? Heroism, Flight and Values in Homer and the New Archilochus Fragment”., Journal of Hellenic Studies
  • 2012
    "Paeanic and Epinician Healing in Euripides' Alcestis", Greek Drama IV: Texts, Contexts, Performance, eds Rosenbloom and Davidson
  • 2011
    “Epinician and Tragic Worlds in Sophocles' Trachiniae”, Archaic and Classical Choral Song: Performance, Politics, and Dissemination, eds Athanassaki and Bowie
  • 2010
    The Hidden Chorus: Echoes of Genre in Tragic Lyric, Oxford University Press
  • 2009
    “How to Make a Goddess Angry: Making Sense of the Demeter Ode in Euripides’ Helen”, Classical Philology
  • 2009
    “Sexual and Familial Distortion in Euripides’ Phoenissae”, Transactions of the American Philological Association
  • 2009
    “The Symbolism of Space in Euripidean Choral Fantasy (Hipp. 732-75, Med. 824-65, Bacch. 370-433)", Classical Quarterly
  • 2008
    Euripides: Ion, Bloomsbury Academic: Companions to Greek and Roman Drama
  • 2006
    “Mixed Choruses and Marriage Songs: A New Interpretation of the Third Stasimon of the Hippolytos”, Journal of Hellenic Studies