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In 2015, Clara Bosak-Schroeder joined the Classics department of UIUC where she is also an affiliate of History, Medieval Studies, Comparative and World Literature, and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. She received her PhD in Classical Studies from the University of Michigan, with certificates in Greek and Roman History and Graduate Teaching, and a BA in Classical Languages from UC Berkeley. Since joining UIUC, Clara has won a Faculty Fellowship from IPRH (2017-2018), a Junior Fellowship from the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory (2018-2020), and has been recognized as a LEAP Scholar (2018-2020). Clara works at the intersection of classics and the environmental humanities on such subjects as tiny robotic theaters, giant elephant puppets, and hairy women. Her first book, Other Natures: Environmental Encounters With Ancient Greek Ethnography (UC Press 2020), demonstrates that ancient Greek authors cast humans and nonhumans in complex, interdependent relationships. A second project examines how modern and contemporary artists interpret the ancient world.
environmental humanities, environmental history, race and ethnicity, sex/gender studies
Additional Campus Affiliations
Assistant Professor, Classics
Assistant Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Bosak-Schroeder, C. R. M. (2019). Making specimens in the periplus of Hanno and its imperial tradition. American Journal of Philology, 140(1), 67-100. https://doi.org/10.1353/ajp.2019.0003
Bosak-Schroeder, C. R. M. (2017). Fabricated Elephants and Confused Horses: How Smell Constructs Non/humanity. Paper presented at 148th meeting of the Society for Classical Studies, Toronto, Canada.
Bosak-Schroeder, C. R. M. (2017). The Utopia-Slavery Phenomenon: Reading Comic Fragments with Barad. Paper presented at Materiality, Representation, and Performance in Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry
, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Bosak-Schroeder, C. R. M. (2016). Seeing Gorgon Skins. Paper presented at Feminism and Classics VII, Seattle, United States.
Bosak-Schroeder, C. (2016). The Religious Life of Greek Automata. Archiv fur Religionsgeschichte, 17(1), 123-136. https://doi.org/10.1515/arege-2015-0007