My primary research interest is Hellenistic literature–mostly Latin, but Greek as well.  I’m particularly interested in places in literature (so conceived) where they dialogue with philosophy (so conceived).  What it amounts to, not infrequently, is an inversion of Plato’s arguments again the poets in the Republic, that is, a defense of poetry against the philosophers.

I am also interested in language pedagogy, for which see Copia Latin.

Finally, growing and related areas of professional activity include advocacy for social justice within and beyond my academic discipline and working for stronger partnerships between higher education and their communities.