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Ginna Closs

Ginna Closs

B.A. Classics 2000

Ginna is an Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She holds an M.Phil in Classical Art and Archaeology from Cambridge University, where she was a member of Newnham College, and a Ph.D. in Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Before earning her Ph.D., she spent five years teaching high school Latin, first at Sacred Heart Preparatory School in Atherton, CA and then at Trinity School in Manhattan. Her research interests include disaster, myth, and history in the Roman imaginary, commemoration and ideology in Latin literature, text and image in Latin epigraphy, and Greek and Latin pedagogy.