Lien van Geel

Graduate Student


Lien Van Geel, a Belgian native, graduated in May 2016 summa cum laude with honors in Classics and English from Mississippi State University. Her senior honors thesis focused on Shakespeare's use of Ovidian myth in Titus Andronicus and The Winter's Tale, more particularly in terms of female agency and speech. Lien is keen on continuing her research in Augustan poetry, reception, and feminist criticism, as well as on discovering new research interests whilst pursuing her doctoral degree at Columbia.

When in Belgium, Lien works as a language tutor in Latin, Greek, English, and French. In her leisure time, Lien enjoys playing tennis, attending concerts, and reading literary works which she has not yet managed to devour during her time as an English major.