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, with a focus on Greek and Roman historiography and technical literature. Tiny robotic theaters, giant elephant puppets, and hairy women have appeared in her publications. Clara's book project, Other Natures: Environmental Encounters With Ancient Greek Ethnography, demonstrates that the first “environment” of the western intellectual tradition intertwined nature and culture and cast humans and nonhumans in complex, interdependent relationships. A second project applies new materialisms to classical reception studies while a third investigates the dialogue between classical scholarship and early modern primatology.

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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ethnicity Social Sciences
gender studies Social Sciences
animal Social Sciences
writer Social Sciences
human being Social Sciences
history Social Sciences
interdependence Social Sciences
myth Social Sciences

Research Output 2013 2019

Making specimens in the periplus of Hanno and its imperial tradition

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

human being

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

The Religious Life of Greek Automata.

Bosak-Schroeder, C., Dec 1 2016, In : Archiv fur Religionsgeschichte. 17, 1, p. 123-136 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Religious Life

Activities 2014 2017

  • 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

Environmental Ethics in the Ancient World

Clara Rae Marie Bosak-Schroeder (Invited speaker)
Oct 13 2014

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Non/human Materials

Clara Rae Marie Bosak-Schroeder (Organizer)
Oct 2 2017Oct 3 2017

Activity: Attendance typesParticipation in conference

Diversity and Inclusion Committee (External organization)

Clara Rae Marie Bosak-Schroeder (Member)
2016 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Honors & Recognition

IPRH Faculty Fellow

Clara Rae Marie Bosak-Schroeder (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Other distinction