Amia is a first-year student in the combined program in Ancient History. She received her BA in Classical Languages and Literature from the University of Michigan, where she wrote her senior honors thesis on Rutilius Claudius Namatianus’ ideas of home, Romanitas, and uncertainty for the future of the Western Roman Empire in his elegy, De Reditu Suo.
Her main research interests lie in the cultural history of the Late Roman Empire. More specifically, she examines depictions of identity, Roman/non-Roman interactions, and violence by means of both historical and philological methodologies. She is also interested in sport, spectacle, and warfare.