Kevin Garcia is the Diversity Intern at NPR in Washington DC.
Kevin is a coterminal M.A. candidate in Classics completing a dual B.A. (Classics and French) and M.A. (Classics, Language and Literature track) at Stanford. His interests within the field of Classics are varied, but he is especially drawn to Latin poetry (particularly elegy), questions of poetics and performance, and the examination of antiquity through critical theories of gender, sexuality, and postcolonial studies. During his time with the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (summer 2013), he also developed a keen interest in the study of Greek art and visual culture. More recently, however, his interests have broadened into the realm of classical reception, in particular at the influence of Latin love poetry on troubadour lyric of the medieval period in France-Occitania among the likes of Guillaume IX and Bernart de Ventadorn.
For the past year, Kevin has been a research assistant at CESTA, Stanford’s Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis. His projects have included work on “The Archaeology of Ancient Cyprus” led Professor Stuart Dunn (King’s College London, Digital Humanities) and “The Grand Tour Project” led by Professor Giovanna Ceserani (Stanford, Classics).