Skip to main content

Dr Alexandra Schultz

Fellow
Classics
Greek and Latin literature, intellectual and cultural history

Alexandra Schultz’s research centers around the politics of literature and the history of knowledge in Greco-Roman antiquity.

Academic interests

Alexandra Schultz’s academic interests include: 

  • Greek and Roman libraries
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Greek lyric poetry
  • Imperial Greek and Latin prose
  • The history of alphabetisation
  • Feminist and postcolonial critique
  • Papyrology.

Degrees obtained

  • BA, Brown University.
  • MSt, University of Oxford.
  • PhD, Harvard University (degree to be conferred November 2021).

Awards and prizes

  • Research Scholarship for Young Researchers, Fondation Hardt (postponed to 2022).
  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Harvard University 2020-21.
  • Jens Aubrey Westengard Fund for Research and Study, Harvard University 2019, 2021.
  • John J. Winkler Memorial Prize 2020.
  • Merit and Term-time Research Fellowship, Harvard University 2019-20.
  • Harvard Horizons Scholar 2019.
  • Center for Jewish Studies Graduate Summer Research Fellowship, Harvard University 2018, 2019.

Biography

Alexandra Schultz is a literary critic and cultural historian of Greco-Roman antiquity. Before coming to Cambridge, she received a BA in Classics and Computer Science from Brown University and an MSt in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature from Christ Church, University of Oxford with funding from a US-UK Fulbright award. She then worked for two years as a software engineer at Microsoft before pursuing her PhD in Classical Philology at Harvard.

Other interests

Painting, cooking, video games, boxing.

Hear from students

Facebook

Enable social cookies to see this Facebook feed.

Twitter

Enable social cookies to see this Twitter feed.