Ziming is a second-year graduate student on the Art History and Archaeology track in the Classics program. She is interested primarily in interdisciplinary and theoretical approaches to Classics, particularly in terms of Classical Reception across different media. As an extension of this, she is also interested in meta-analysis of the discipline itself, and hopes to make the field more inclusive and welcoming to a diverse range of people and ideas.
Ziming completed her BA(Hons) and MA with distinction in Classics at Victoria University of Wellington. Her Honors thesis evaluates reception theory against the postcolonial work of Christchurch artist Marian Maguire, while her Masters examines the Athenian constructions of political identity within the space of the agora through the lens of memory studies.