Starting in Autumn Quarter 2008, Assistant Professor Anna McCullough joins the department’s faculty. Anna McCullough earned her M.A. at Baker University (Kansas), her M. Litt. (with distinction) and her Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She wrote her dissertation on “Gender and Public Image in Imperial Rome” on the role of public image in regulating and defining masculinity and femininity in early Imperial Rome. After her dissertation, she has taught for a year at the ELS Language Center in Al Ain (United Arab Emirates). Among her teaching and research interests, she lists Late Republican and Early Imperial culture and literature, reception studies, and Arab/Islamic reception of classical culture.