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Courtney Roby


Assistant Professor of Classics (as of Fall 2011)
Cornell University
PhD in Language and Literature, Spring 2011


 BA in Mathematics, BS in Electrical Engineering, MA in Classics, MS in Electrical Engineering (Photonics), University of Colorado at Boulder

Courtney's research interests are concentrated in the history of ancient science (medicine, mathematics, technology). She is particularly interested in the role of the “scientist” in society, in literary aspects of scientific documents, and in the processes of defining and disseminating scientific work.  Her Stanford dissertation was entitled, "The encounter of knowledge: technical ekphrasis between Alexandria and Rome," and was advised by Reviel Netz, Alessandro Barchiesi, Maud Gleason, Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi, and Jessica Riskin (History).