CV


2007-2011 PhD in Classics, University of Nottingham
2006-2007 M.A. in Ancient History, University of Nottingham (Distinction)
2003-2006 B.A. (Hons) in Ancient History, University of Nottingham

Academic Posts
2016-present Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Leicester.
2014-2015 Teaching Associate in Ancient History, University of Nottingham.
2013 Mougins Museum Rome Award holder, British School at Rome.
2011-2013 Teaching Fellow in Ancient History, University College London.
2011-2012 Assistant Lecturer in Roman History, University of Kent.
2008-2011 Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, University of Nottingham.

Publications
Books
(2014) Pollution and Religion in Ancient Rome (Cambridge University Press).

Articles / Chapters / Dictionary entries
(Forthcoming, 2016) 'The contaminating touch in the Roman world', in A. Purves (ed.)
Touch and the Ancient Senses (Routledge, London).
(2015) 'Ritual Pollution', 'Birth Rites', 'Taurobolium', in E. Orlin (ed.)
Routledge Dictionary of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (Routledge, London).
(2015) 'Victimarii in Roman religion and society'
Papers of the British School at Rome (83) 65-89.
(2015) 'Dining and obligation in Valerius Maximus: the case of the sacra mensae',
Classical Quarterly (65.2) 719-31.
(2012) 'Pollution, Religion and Society in the Roman World', in M. Bradley (ed.)
Rome, pollution and propriety: dirt, disease and hygiene in the eternal city from antiquity to modernity (Cambridge University Press), 43-58.
(2010) 'Pollution and Ritual Impurity in Cicero's De Domo Sua', Classical Quarterly (60.2) 427-45.
(2010) 'Menstrual Blood in Ancient Rome: An Unspeakable Impurity?', Classica et Mediaevalia (61)
71-87.
(2010) 'Jupiter Latiaris and the Taurobolium: Inversions of Cleansing in Christian Polemic'
Historia: Zeitschrift für Alte Geschichte (59.3) 381-84.

Reviews
(Forthcoming, 2016) Review of D. Lowe, Monsters and Monstrity in Augustan Poetry, Journal of Roman Studies.
(2014) Review of C. Laes, C.F. Goodey and M.L. Rose (eds.) Disabilities in Roman antiquity: disparate bodies a capta ad calcem, Bryn Mawr Classical Review.
(2013) Review of B. Campbell, The Romans and Their World: a Short Introduction, The Classical Review (63.1) 297-8.
(2011) Review of E. Zanda, Fighting Hydra-Like Luxury: Sumptuary Regulation in the Roman Republic, Hermathena.
(2011) Review of M. Beer, Taste or Taboo: Dietary Choices in Antiquity, Bryn Mawr Classical Review. 2011.01.07.
(2010) Review of J. Gaughan, Murder was not a Crime: Homicide and Power in the Roman Republic, Bryn Mawr Classical Review. 2010.05.12.