Visiting Affiliate Professor
Office: HU 331
Laura L. Garofalo is a Roman cultural historian and Latinist. She earned her B.A. in Classics from Northwestern University and her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. Her research deals with Roman memory culture and retrospection, in particular how the Roman Republican past was evoked and re-imagined during the early imperial era. Other areas of interest include Latin epic, especially Statius and Lucan, narrative and epistolography, archaism in Greco-Roman sculpture, and Roman imperial architecture.
Dr. Garofalo has spent extended periods in Italy, Greece, and Germany for her research, including two summers of excavation at Pompeii. She has taught a range of courses, from seminars on Nero and damnatio memoriae to Greek and Latin language.