In 2015, Clara Bosak-Schroeder joined the Classics department of UIUC where she is also an affiliate of History, Medieval Studies, and Comparative and World Literature. 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.
Clara works at the intersection of classics and the environmental humanities, with a focus on Greek and Roman historiography and technical literature. Her book project, Other Natures, argues that Greek ethnographies—descriptions of non-Greeks—criticize Greek environmental practices. A second project investigates the dialogue between classical scholarship and early modern primatology. Clara recently published “The Religious Life of Greek Automata,” in Archiv für Religionsgeschichte (2016) and “The Ecology of Health in Herodotus, Dicaearchus, and Agatharchides,” in The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds (2016). Her publication of a papyrus of Thucydides is forthcoming from BASP.
Specializations / Research Interest(s)
- environmental humanities, environmental history, race and ethnicity, sex/gender studies