Jared received his B.A. from the University of California, San Diego as a double major in Classical Studies and History in 2016. In addition to graduating magna cum laude, he was awarded High Honors by the Classical Studies Department for his Honors Thesis. This work, “De Deis Externis,” focused on popular religious cults in the Antonine-Severan periods and how their acceptance reflected upon the changing socio-cultural perceptions of what it meant to be a Roman.
Jared has also pursued his scholarly interests beyond the academic setting of UC San Diego. During the Summer of 2014, he volunteered as an inventory and rehousing assistant at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology on the campus of UC Berkeley. In the Fall of 2014, he spent a semester studying Latin and ancient Roman history through the University of California Center in Rome, Italy. Following his time in Rome, Jared volunteered as a Collections Management Intern at the San Diego Museum of Man in 2015-16.
Jared’s main research interests include ancient Roman history and archaeology. His main focus is on the early and middle Imperial periods, and the interplay between material culture and extant literary sources. Additionally, he is looking to expand his expertise in the field of numismatics. Jared is hoping that the opportunities presented by Columbia University and New York City will help him to grow as a scholar of classical antiquity. Email Jared Madnick.