Emily Grace Shanahan is a PhD student in Classics, Philology at Cornell University. She is the founder and president of Diversitas, an organization devoted to expanding diversity in classics. She is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a BA in Classics, where she obtained Dean’s List status, participated in the King’s College London exchange program, and earned the Eben Alexander Prize in Greek.

Emily is completing A-exams in Aratus, Ovid, and Homer. She is based in Ithaca, New York, where she lives in a renovated 19th century farmhouse with her rescue dog, Nani.

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