Kate Brassel

Core lecturer

202 Hamilton Hall

Research Interests

  • Greek and Roman Humor

  • Imperial Philosophy

  • Neronian Literature

  • Classical reception

Kate Meng Brassel received her Ph.D. in Classics from Columbia in 2018 after receiving her M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge and M.A. from Princeton University. She is now a Lecturer in Literature Humanities at Columbia.

She is currently at work on a new monograph entitled In Search of a Corpus on Persius’ satires and his relation to intellectual and interpretive practices, revealing critical engagement with philosophical and literary discourses from Plato to Ovid to Cornutus. Parallel projects include the diatribes of Epictetus and ethics in Senecan tragedy.

Dissertation: In Search of a corpus: book and body in the Satires of Persius