Faculty

Angela Commito

Angela Commito

Visiting Assistant Professor in Classics Angela Commito earned her Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Michigan. She has carried out archaeological fieldwork in Italy, Turkey, and Georgia, and serves as Senior Archaeologist of the Notion Archaeological Survey in Turkey (https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/notionsurvey/). In 2018 she and her colleagues were awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Grant in support of three years of archaeological research (2019-2021) to examine how the community living at Notion, an ancient port town in western...

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Tommaso Gazzarri

Tommaso Gazzarri

Assistant Professor of Classics  Professor Gazzarri came to Union in 2014. He received his Italian laurea from the Università di Pisa (Italy), an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and his M.A, M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University. In 2010 he published an introduction, translation, and commentary of Seneca’s De Brevitate Vitae, and in 2014  a new edition of Plautus’ late comedies. He is currently completing a book-length project on the theory and practice of metaphors in Seneca’s prose. His course offerings include Roman law, a history of ancient sexuality and gender, and...

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Kassandra Miller

Kassandra Miller

Visiting Assistant Professor in Classics Kassandra Miller earned a B.A. at Princeton University, an M.Phil. at Oxford, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in the University of Chicago’s interdisciplinary Program in the Ancient Mediterranean World. Her research focuses on intellectual history, in particular, how the ancients endeavored to explain and control the world around them. She has published articles on Greek and Roman mythology, magic, medicine, and timekeeping, and teaches courses on these topics. Currently, she is co-editing a multi-authored volume on “short time” in the ancient Mediterranean,...

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Hans-Friedrich Mueller (aka Molinarius – Μυλωνικός)

Hans-Friedrich Mueller (aka Molinarius – Μυλωνικός)

Thomas B. Lamont Professor of Ancient & Modern Literature Professor Mueller (aka Molinarius) came to Union in 2004. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His course offerings have included ancient history, Roman law, ancient religion, Greek, Latin, and comparative mythology. He is the author of Roman Religion in Valerius Maximus (Routledge), has edited an abridgment of Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire for Random House,  translated Andreas Mehl’s Roman Historiography: An Introduction to its Basic Aspects and Development into...

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Stacie Raucci

Stacie Raucci

Associate Professor of Classics and Chair Professor Raucci came to Union in 2004. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She is the author of Elegiac Eyes: Vision in Roman Love Elegy (Lang Classical Studies, 2011), of Rome: A Sourcebook on the Ancient City (with Fanny Dolansky, Bloomsbury, 2018), and of articles on the reception of the ancient world in popular culture. She is editor of Epic Heroes on Screen (with Antony Augoustakis, Edinburgh University Press, 2018). Her teaching spans from Greek and Latin language and literature...

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Jeanette Sargent

Jeanette Sargent

Adjunct Instructor in Classics Dr. Sargent earned her Ph.D. at Bryn Mawr College with a dissertation on Ovid’s Heroides. Her course offerings have included Latin language, as well as courses in translation in ancient epic, classical mythology, and ancient drama. Email: sargentj@union.edu.

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Mark Toher

Mark Toher

Frank Bailey Professor of Classics Professor Toher came to Union in 1983 and has his B.A. and Ph.D. from Brown University and a B.A. degree from the University of Oxford. He has taught a wide range of courses in Greek and Roman literature and in Greek and Roman history. He has frequently been Faculty Director of Union’s Term Abroad program in Athens, Greece. His research interests are in the areas of Greek and Roman history and historiography and he has published a number of articles and co-edited two books on topics in those fields. He has recently completed a text with commentary on...

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Leahanna Pelish

Leahanna Pelish

Leahanna (Leah) Pelish is the Administrative Assistant for the Philosophy, Classics, Anthropology and Religious Studies Departments. She joined in 2016, and is incredibly excited to be returning to Union.  Leah graduated summa cum laude from Union College in 2007, double majoring in Philosophy and Political Science.  In 2010, she graduated with honors with her Masters Degree in Philosophy from SUNY Albany.  She has taught philosophy as an adjunct professor at SUNY Albany; her areas of interest include intersectional feminism, ethics (especially applied), and bioethics.  In her free time,...

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