James Tan

James is interested in Roman history, political sociology, comparative history. He did his undergraduate and Masters degrees at the University of Sydney before coming to Columbia in 2004. He has since taken classes and exams in the classics, history, art history, philosophy and sociology departments, and has excavated at the Basilica of San Silvestro outside Ravenna and at Villamagna, south of Rome. He has published part of his masters on Roman public assemblies, and in his dissertation he is working with William Harris in history and Karen Barkey in sociology to investigate Rome’s changing politics and society as imperial expansion transformed her revenues. James Tan email.