Krishni Schaefgen Burns

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    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Classics and Mediterran Studies
    Title: Senior Lecturer
    Office: 1804
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    The social history of the Roman Republic, ancient religion, women in Greece and Rome, gender and identity in the ancient world, classical historiography, classical reception in young adult media.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Classics, Anthropology, or History major preferred. Student with an interest in Library Sciences are especially welcome.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    CAMWSCorps: The student will help with CAMWSCorps (, and oral history project modeled off of NPR's StoryCorps. The student will contact participants via email to obtain permission to publish previously recorded interviews, conduct between 1-14 new interviews, and may be asked to review transcripts of previously recorded interviews. There will be an opportunity to present research at the 2024 CAMWS meeting in St. Louis.

    Calliope's Library: The student will contribute to Calliope's Library: Books for Young Readers, a public facing classical receptions project. Students will read and assess children's and young adult literature and produce 100-300 word assessments, keep the public webpage up to date, and help assess and process new submission. There will be opportunities to present research as the 2024 CAMWS meeting in St. Louis on the 2025 ACL or ILJCL institutes.

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