Professor of Africana Studies and Classics Shelley Haley was recently presented with an ovatio for her service to the Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS) and the classics profession in general. The presentation was made at the association’s annual meeting at the Heldrich Center in New Brunswick, N.J.
The honorific citation was composed in Latin by Judith P. Hallett, professor of classics at the University of Maryland, College Park. It was read by Hamilton’s Edward North Professor of Classics and Greek Literature Barbara Gold.
While at the meeting, Haley also facilitated a paper session titled “Re-Envisioning Catullus.” She and Professor of Comparative Literature Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz co-facilitated a panel on “Gathering Stories at the Edge of the World: Classics and Social Justice.” The session included a performance by Rhodessa Jones and members of the Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women.