Wilson Shearin received his bachelor's degree in Classics (A.B. in Greek and Latin, with Honors and Distinction, 2000) from Stanford University in 2000, and his M.A. (Latin, 2003) and Ph.D. (Classics, 2007) from the University of California at Berkeley. He also has studied (on a Fulbright/Bundesstipendium) in the Philosophy Department at the Université de Fribourg (in Switzerland). His intellectual interests lie largely at the intersection of philosophy and literature, where he is interested in both philosophical and theoretical approaches to literature and literary approaches to philosophical texts. Currently, he divides his research time amongst three main projects: a book on performative language in the Republican Roman poet Lucretius, an edited collection on the reception of Epicureanism, and a developing project on stupidity in Roman philosophy.