I am a Swedish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Gothenburg.
I received a BMedSci in Neurology and Physiology (2009) from Flinders University, a BA (Hons) in Classical Studies and Psychology (2011) and an MPhil in Classical Studies (2014) from the University of Adelaide, and a PhD in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History (2019) from the University of Gothenburg. My PhD thesis examined competitions for status among senatorial women in Mid-Republican Rome with a focus on competitive domains, resources, and regulation.
In 2019, I was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University and at the Department of Classics and Ancient History at Durham University.
I am a social and cultural historian of the Roman Republican and imperial periods, specializing in gender, law, religion, and space in Republican Rome. Much of my recent work has focused on Roman women, particularly their public roles and visibility.
My research interests extend in various additional directions, including comparative approaches to sexuality and shame in Rome, northern alterities in Roman literature, early Roman legislation, theoretical approaches to Roman archaeology, the Anthropocene, and the material culture of Etruria and Thessaly.
My current research project is entitled ‘(In)visible women: Female spatial practices and visibility in urban spaces in Republican Rome (509–27 BCE)’ and is funded by the Swedish Research Council (2020–2022). This project aims to challenge and resolve some ancient and contemporary misconceptions about women in Republican Rome, especially their purported invisibility and association with domestic spaces and practices. As part of this project, I am preparing a monograph on senatorial women in Mid-Republican Rome for Bloomsbury.
Additionally, I am a researcher within two archaeological projects in Italy and Greece, namely the Swedish research project Understanding Urban Identities from the Bronze Age to the Roman time: The case of Vulci in the context of southern Etruria in Viterbo, Italy, which is investigating the ancient city of Vulci, and the Greek-Swedish Palamas Archaeological Project in the municipality of Palamas, Greece, which is investigating the ancient city at Vlochos.
I am also a series editor for the newly launched book series Women in Ancient Cultures for Liverpool University Press: https://liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/pages/women-in-ancient-cultures