Karen Klaiber Hersch, Associate Professor, received her B.A. in Classics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, her M.A. in Classics from Tufts University and her Ph.D. in Classics from Rutgers University. Her research interests include Roman religion, Roman social history and imperial Latin literature. Her book The Roman Wedding, a revision of her dissertation, was recently published by Cambridge University Press. She teaches courses in Latin, Roman literature, Women in Antiquity, Sacred Space, Roman religion and Intellectual Heritage. Dr. Hersch is co-adviser of Eta Sigma Phi, the National Classics Honor Society. Her publications include a review of Ittai Gradel's Emperor Worship and Roman Religion (Oxford, 2002) in the Journal of Roman Studies, and an article in the classical journal Arethusa entitled Violentilla Victa, a study of the depiction of the uniquely independent bride Violentilla in Statius. She works with Dr. Davis as co-adviser of Eta Sigma Phi. During 2004-5 Dr. Hersch held a Faculty Fellowship in Temple's Society of Fellows in the Humanities. khersch@temple.edu

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