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Barbara Gold


Barbara Gold
Barbara Gold

Edward North Professor Classics and Greek Literature Emerita (retired)

Barbara Gold earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan and her master’s degree and doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She joined the Hamilton faculty in 1989 and focuses her research on Greek and Roman literature, particularly Roman elegy, lyric, and satire; medieval literature, culture, and history; Roman social history; women in the ancient world; and feminist criticism. A prolific author and recipient of numerous grants and awards, Professor Gold was the first woman editor of The American Journal of Philology and is currently vice president of the Society for Classical Studies. She also served on numerous College committees, and was, for four years, associate dean of faculty.

Research Interests

Greek and Roman literature, particularly Roman elegy, lyric, satire
Medieval literature, culture and history
Roman social history
Women in the ancient world
Feminist criticism

Distinctions

  • Vice president of the Society for Classical Studies, 2017-21
  • Teagle Foundation grant, 2007
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 1992
  • Thomas Terry Award, Santa Clara University, 1988-89
  • University Research Institute Research Grant, 1984, for study at Oxford
  • University Research Institute grant for salary supplement, 1980
  • University Research Institute special research grants, five from 1979-83
  • The School of Criticism and Theory fellowship (University of California, Irvine), 1979, declined
  • University Research Institute summer fellowship, 1979, 1981
  • Duke University Mellon Fellowship, 1978, declined; 1979, accepted
  • NDEA Fellowship, 1967-68

Appointed to the Faculty: 1989

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., University of Michigan

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