Jeremy McInerney
Davidson Kennedy Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania

I've been at the University of Pennsylvania for over twenty years now and in that time have had the good fortune to teach many wonderful students. Some have gone on to academic careers, completing PhDs in fields such as Classics and Sociology, while others have created careers in the military, on Wall Street, and in professions such as medicine and the law.  It is a real source of pride for me that graduate students who have worked with me are now teaching at places such as Notre Dame and Brooklyn College and are embarked on active careers as scholars and teachers.

My research has moved across a few areas, not necessarily closely connected. I have written on ethnicity at the local level in a book on ancient Phokis and recently returned to this topic, editing a volume for Blackwell on ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world. Between these projects I wrote a study of cattle in the Greek world that addressed a whole set of questions around cattle, from the empirical (who owns the herds, where are they raised, what do cows cost in the 5th century) to the interpretive (why are there so many myths about cattle, what lies at the heart of sacrifice). The book was an absolute blast to write and reminded me of how lucky we are to work in a field that allows us to do research in areas we love.

I am currently at work on a few different projects. One is the topic of salt production in the Greek world, while another is the theme of hybridity. If you have any thoughts on either of these I'd love to hear from you.


Asbury J. Clarke Professor of Classical Studies, Dickinson College
Professor of Classical Studies, DePauw University, Distinguished Guest Professor at Shanghai Normal University
Professor of Classical Studies, Dickinson College

Advisory Board

Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Classics, University of Chicago
Professor of History, Shanghai Normal University
Davidson Kennedy Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History, Harvard University
Dickason Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Classics and History, Stanford University

Editorial Board

Assistant Prof. of Ancient Greek History, Zhejiang University
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Zhejiang University
Professor of History/Classics, Chair of the History Department, Fudan University
Assistant Professor of English Literature, Peking University
Associate Professor, Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations Northeast Normal University
Assistant Professor of History/Classics, Nanjing University
Professor of History/Classics, Renmin University
Professor of Classics, Northeast Normal University, Director, Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations
Professor of History, Fudan University

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University of New Hampshire

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