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Associate Professor of Classics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nina Maria Gorrissen Fellow in History - Class of Spring 2021


Nandini Pandey works on the literature, culture, history, and reception of early imperial Rome. She received her BA from Swarthmore College, a second BA in Classics and English from Oxford University, an M.Phil in Renaissance English from Cambridge University, and an MA and PhD in Classics from the University of California, Berkeley. Pandey is author of The Poetics of Power in Augustan Rome: Latin Poetic Responses to Early Imperial Iconography (Cambridge, 2018), winner of the Classical Association of the Midwest and South’s 2020 First Book Prize. In addition to her research in traditional academic venues, she regularly publishes articles in the online journal Eidolon, on topics ranging from classics in modern media and politics, race and ethnicity in antiquity, and, most recently, classics in an age of coronavirus. Her work has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, Hugh Le May Senior Research Fellowship from Rhodes University in South Africa, Loeb Classical Library Foundation, and Fondation Hardt.

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