Scott Weiss is a PhD candidate writing a dissertation on the grotesque in Neronian art and literature. He received his BA with High Honors in Latin and Greek from Swarthmore College in 2011 and his MA in Classics from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2013. As an undergraduate, he studied at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. At the Graduate Center, he completed his master's thesis, entitled Self-fashioning among Roman Freedmen: A Comparative Study of Petronius' Satyrica and Inscriptions from Puteoli. His research and teaching interests tend to focus on the early imperial period and include Latin literature, Roman wall painting, Latin epigraphy, and the social, economic and religious experiences of enslaved and manumitted people in the Roman world.