Ellen Lee

  • Teaching Assistant Professor



Ellen Cole Lee has joined Pitt’s faculty in Fall 2019 as Lecturer and Latin Program Coordinator. A native Texan, she attended the University of Texas, where she discovered her love for the Latin language. She earned her Ph.D. in Classical Studies at the University of Michigan in 2016 with a dissertation on Latin love poetry. At Pitt, she is excited to continue pursuing her teaching and research interests, including cognitive approaches to the ancient world, gender and sexuality in Latin literature, and classical reception in the ancient, medieval and modern worlds. 

Education & Training

  • University of Michigan, Department of Classical Studies, Ph.D., with a Graduate Certificate in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 2016
  • American Academy in Rome, Classical Summer School, 2012
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin, B.A. in Classics, Ancient History and Classical Civilizations, and English, 2008
  • Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, Medieval Latin Summer Program, 2007

Research Interests

Classical and Medieval Latin Poetry, Queer and Gender Studies, Reception Studies, Latin Pedagogy

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