As an Asian-American woman, mother of a child with autism, and a contingent faculty member, Kristina Chew has a unique perspective on the field of Classics. Here she reflects on how this background has informed and affected her experience in academia. Find Part 2 of this two-part post here.
Multas per gentes et multa per aequora vecta: Becoming a Classicist
Among many people and over many seas I have ventured for almost three decades in Classics. There have been many job titles (from professor to online marketing manager), many places, and many classes on diverse subjects (like ancient Greek lyric poetry, Asian American literature, neurodiversity novels, and more). The one constant has been ancient Greek and Latin.