Nicholas Boterf did his undergraduate study at the University of Chicago. While at Stanford, he was awarded a Mellon Dissertation Fellowship for 2011-2012. He graduated from Stanford in Spring 2012 and his dissertation, entitled, "Lyric Cities: Poetry, Performance, and Community," focused on constructions of locality in archaic Greek lyric poetry. He accepted a Junior Research Fellowship from Durham University in 2013.
He has written articles on archaic Greek literature and culture. The first, "Placing the Poet: The Topography of Authorship,” examines how place influences the concept of authorship in archaic and classical Greece; the second, "Alcman Gourmand: The Politics of Eating in Archaic Sparta,” examines how dining and politics intersect in a peculiar poem of Alcman’s that describes a tripod full of pea soup.
For more information, see Dr. Boterf's complete list of publications online at Academia.edu.