University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor to Deliver Hoyt Lecture in Classics Nandini Pandey’s lecture is titled "Diversity, Desire, and the Exotic in Ancient Rome (with some thoughts on Atlanta)."
Nandini Pandey, associate professor of classics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver Washington and Lee University’s annual Hoyt Lecture in Classics virtually on May 5 at 10:15 a.m.
Pandey’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Diversity, Desire, and the Exotic in Ancient Rome (with some thoughts on Atlanta).” The public can register for the lecture at go.wlu.edu/HoytLecture.
Pandey’s research focuses on the literature, culture, history and reception of early imperial Rome. Pandey is the author of “The Poetics of Power in Augustan Rome: Latin Poetic Responses to Early Imperial Iconography” and the winner of the Classical Association of the Midwest and South’s 2020 First Book Prize.
In addition to her research in traditional academic venues, she regularly publishes articles in the online journal Eidolon on topics that include classics in modern media and politics, race and ethnicity in antiquity, and, most recently, classics in an age of COVID-19.
Pandey earned her first bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College, then went on to earn a second bachelor’s in classics and English from Oxford University. She also earned a master’s in philosophy in Renaissance English from Cambridge University and a master’s and a doctorate in classics from the University of California, Berkeley.