Anatole Mori came to the University of Missouri in 2000 after receiving her BA in Classics and Comparative Literature from the University of Virginia and her MA and PhD in Classics from the University of Chicago. A specialist in early Hellenistic literature, she teaches ancient Greek and reading courses in Greek poetry as well as courses in translation on Greek culture and society with an emphasis on ancient attitudes to gender and ethnicity. Her book, The Politics of Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica (Cambridge 2008) analyzes the reshaping of heroic epic in accordance with Ptolemaic ideology.
Her articles and chapters have appeared in the American Journal of Philology, Oral Tradition, and other collections including Brill's New Jacoby (ed. I. Worthington), an updated on-line version of Jacoby's Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker. Works in progress include revisions of all fourteen fragments for Brill's New Jacoby 2 and a monograph on judgment in Hellenistic poetry. In 2011 she founded the Heartland Graduate Workshop in Ancient Studies, an annual meeting sponsored by graduate programs in the central United States for the promotion of scholarly and professional connections among graduate students in classics and related disciplines.