Curtis Dozier Visiting Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Studies
Curtis Dozier received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008. He is the director of Pharos: Doing Justice to the Classics, a site devoted to documenting and responding to appropriations of ancient Greece and Rome by hate groups. He is also the producer and host of The Mirror of Antiquity, a podcast featuring classical scholars discussing the intersections of their research, the contemporary world, and their own lives.
His research focuses on Latin poetry, classical rhetoric, and ancient literary criticism. He has published a series of articles on various aspects of Quintilian’s Institutio Oratoria. His course on Classical Rhetoric and the Presidential Campaign has been featured on Vassar’s Admissions site and his work has appeared in Salon.com, the online journal for Classics and Contemporary Culture Eidolon, and Public Radio’s Academic Minute. In addition to his work in the department of Greek and Roman Studies, Professor Dozier serves as faculty advisor to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans studying at Vassar through the college’s partnership with the Posse Foundation.
- BA, Dartmouth College; MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
- At Vassar since 2008
Research and Academic Interests
- GRST 181. Classical Rhetoric and the Presidential Campaign
- GRST 100. Then and Now. Reinterpreting Greece and Rome
- GRST 202. Myth
- GRST 323. Homer
- GRST 145/146. Elementary Latin
- GRST 342. Virgil
- GRST 343. Roman Lyric and Elegy
In the Media
Curtis Dozier, Visiting Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Studies and director of “Pharos: Doing Justice to the Classics,” a blog devoted to documenting and responding to appropriations of ancient Greek and Rome by hate groups, was included in a Baffler story about the use of classical references by white nationalists, men’s rights groups, and alt-right leaders.
The Misuse of an Ancient Roman Acronym by White Nationalist Groups
The far right is using antiquity to re-brand itself—but classicists are fighting back
Curtis Dozier, Visiting Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Studies, leads Pharos: Doing Justice to the Classics, a project which combats the misuse of antiquity by those groups. This New Statesman story explains how.
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