Dana Fields received her Ph.D. in Classics from Princeton University in 2009. Her primary research interests lie in the cultural, intellectual, and political history of the Greek speaking Roman Empire, but she also works on ancient literature and culture more broadly.
Fields’ current book project, which she is developing from her dissertation, focuses on the complex significance of free and frank speech in Imperial Greek writings. Her other ongoing projects include articles on self-reflexive invective in ancient satire, and the relationship between narrative and sexuality in the Greek novel Leucippe and Clitophon. Fields’ newest research examines the use of animals as political metaphors throughout ancient Greek and Roman literature.
Before joining the Society of Fellows in 2010, Dana taught in the Department of Classics at Princeton, the Department of History, Classics, and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London, and the Classics Department of Columbia University.