I have been a member of the department since 2000. After receiving my PhD from Duke University in 1989, I moved to Boston, where I was an Assistant and Associate Professor in the Classics Department at Tufts University. I am primarily interested in the history and literature of Late Antiquity. I have been president of the North American Patristics Society and am currently a book review editor for the Journal of Late Antiquity. In recent years my research has focused upon Latin epigraphic poetry of the fourth and fifth centuriesand the intersections of that poetry with issues of topography,hagiography, literacy and gender. I published a translation of the poems of Pope Damasus and am preparing a monograph titled Monumental Verse: Poetry, Cityscape, and Authority in Late Ancient Rome.