Dana Fields, Mellon Research Fellow

Dana Fields is currently a Mellon Research Fellow in the Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities. The main focus of her research is on Roman Imperial-era Greek literature (sometimes known as Second Sophistic), but she also has wide-ranging interests in Greek and Roman culture and politics. Her current book project, which she is developing from her dissertation, focuses on the complex significance of free and frank speech in Imperial Greek writings. Dana’s other ongoing projects include articles on self-reflexive invective in ancient satire, and the relationship between narrative and sexuality in the Greek novel “Leucippe and Clitophon.” Her newest research examines the use of animals as political metaphors in antiquity and beyond. Publications: “Aristides and Plutarch on Self-Praise” in W. V. Harris and Brooke Holmes (eds.) Aelius Aristides between Greece, Rome, and the Gods (Leiden 2009) 151-72. Dana Fields webpage.