Clara Rae Marie Bosak-Schroeder

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In 2015, Clara Bosak-Schroeder joined the Classics department of UIUC where she is also an affiliate of History, Medieval Studies,  Comparative and World Literature, and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. She received her PhD in Classical Studies from the University of Michigan, with certificates in Greek and Roman History and Graduate Teaching, and a BA in Classical Languages from UC Berkeley. Since joining UIUC, Clara has won a Faculty Fellowship from IPRH (2017-2018), a Junior Fellowship from the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory (2018-2020), and has been recognized as a LEAP Scholar (2018-2020). Clara works at the intersection of classics and the environmental humanities on such subjects as tiny robotic theaters, giant elephant puppets, and hairy women. Her first book, Other Natures: Environmental Encounters With Ancient Greek Ethnography (UC Press 2020), demonstrates that ancient Greek authors cast humans and nonhumans in complex, interdependent relationships. A second project examines how modern and contemporary artists interpret the ancient world.

Research Interests

environmental humanities, environmental history, race and ethnicity, sex/gender studies

Office Address

4045 FLB
707 S Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801

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Research Output

Other Natures: Environmental Encounters with Ancient Greek Ethnography

Bosak-Schroeder, C., Apr 21 2020, University of California Press. 286 p.

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

  • Making specimens in the periplus of Hanno and its imperial tradition

    Bosak-sChroeder, C., Mar 2019, In : American Journal of Philology. 140, 1, p. 67-100 34 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The Utopia-Slavery Phenomenon: Reading Comic Fragments with Barad

    Bosak-Schroeder, C. R. M., 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Seeing Gorgon Skins

    Bosak-Schroeder, C. R. M., 2016.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


    • 3 Invited talk
    • 2 Membership of committee
    • 1 Participation in conference

    Ancient Queens Remaking the World

    Clara Rae Marie Bosak-Schroeder (Invited speaker)

    Mar 17 2017

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Diversity and Inclusion Committee (External organization)

    Clara Rae Marie Bosak-Schroeder (Member)

    2016 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Non/human Materials

    Clara Rae Marie Bosak-Schroeder (Organizer)

    Oct 2 2017Oct 3 2017

    Activity: Attendance typesParticipation in conference

    Bylaws Committee for the Department of the Classics (External organization)

    Clara Rae Marie Bosak-Schroeder (Chair)

    2015 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Honors & Recognition

    IPRH Faculty Fellow

    Bosak-Schroeder, Clara Rae Marie (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Other distinction