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Meet your UBC Latin Faculty!

Susanna Braund

susanna.braund@ubc.ca

Susanna has held a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair since her arrival at UBC in 2007 and it was renewed in 2014. Her work essentially focuses on the reception of Latin Poetry as measured through translation history.  She has worked on several different Latin poets through this lens, including Lucan, Seneca, Horace, Persius and Juvenal, but her main focus for the rest of her career is Virgil. In her free time she loves hanging out with her rescue dogs. Read more about her teaching and research here.

 

Charmaine Gorrie

charmaine.gorrie@ubc.ca

Charmaine is a lecturer in the Classical Near Eastern and Religious Studies department who teaches in the first, second, and third year Latin program. She is partial to reading Roman historians, but also appreciates a good Latin poem. She definitely feels there are far too many uses of the ablative in Latin. When she isn’t teaching she enjoys craft beer, cheering for her favourite sports teams, reading novels, and hanging out with her cat Viggo. For more information on her academic research and the other courses she teaches click here.

 

Kat Huemoeller

kat.huemoeller@ubc.ca

Kat Huemoeller is a professor in the Classical Near Eastern and Religious Studies department who teaches Latin at all levels. Her favourite Latin texts to read are tombstones. When she’s not teaching (or sometimes when she is…) she likes to be outside excavating, hiking, and otherwise exploring. For more information on her academic research and the other courses she teaches, click here.

 

Siobhán McElduff

siobhán.mcelduff@ubc.ca

Siobhán (pronounced Shevaunne) teaches Latin and Roman culture, and has what many consider a regrettable love of Cicero, a translation of which she has inflicted on the world. (He is awesome! Don’t listen to the haters.). She has a dog called Eamonn (pronounced Eh-mon), because the world needs more Irish names. The Irish version of her last name is Ní Ghiolla Duibh, and she used to live on an island with a cursing stone, soil that repels rats, and no trees because of the wind. You can find out more about her research and teaching here.

 

Tara Mulder

tara.mulder@ubc.ca

Tara is a professor in the Classical Near Eastern and Religious Studies department who teaches in the first and second year Latin program. Her favorite Latin author is Tacitus and she loves making valentines in Latin. When she’s not in the classroom, Prof. Mulder loves reading science fiction, working out, growing herbs and vegetables, and playing with her 10 year old cat named Maebe. For more information on her academic research and the other courses she teaches click here.

Arden Williams

arden.williams@ubc.ca

Arden teaches Latin and Greek language and culture and works on Greek social history. Learn more about her teaching and research here.