Emily Grace Shanahan is a fifth-year PhD candidate in Classics, Philology at Cornell University, and a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a BA in Classics. She completed her candidacy exams in Homer, Ovid, and Aratus, and her research interests include Homer, feminist and intersectional theories, enslavement, orality and literacy, miracles and natural phenomena. You can find her CV here.

She is also the founder of Diversitas, an organization devoted to expanding diversity in classics at Cornell Univeristy. She has served as president of the organization since 2019.

Academic Writing

A Modern Eidolon of Helen

May 2, 2016

Classical Inquiries

Superhero Helen

October 15, 2015


The Wrath of Apollo


UC Berkeley Undergraduate Journal of Classics


Speaking engagements, press, teaching