Emily Austin

Assistant Professor in Classics at the University of Chicago

“I loved being a graduate student in Classics at Boston University. The faculty are collegial, open, and smart, and they fostered a collegial warmth among my peers. My time at BU helped me move beyond mere love for the languages to substantial ideas and research projects. The faculty are gifted at combining guidance with total openness to the student’s ideas, and this rare combination helped me find my own voice in the wilds of Homeric scholarship. The work I did at BU on grief and anger in the Iliad continues to sustain my research and writing, and I am grateful for the mentorship that helped me get here. I daily strive to communicate this same open attentiveness to my students at the University of Chicago.”