Assistant Professor of Classics (as of Fall 2011)
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).