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Arum Park is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies & Classics at the University of Arizona. She has worked at Amherst College, the University of Oklahoma, Washington and Lee University, and Brigham Young University before coming to the University of Arizona. Her primary areas of research are Archaic and Classical Greek poetry, but she has published or presented papers on authors ranging from Hesiod to Longus.

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10/03/2018Arum Park
Last year the Classical Studies Department at the University of Michigan announced the launch of its Bridge MA, a fully funded program designed to prepare scholars from diverse backgrounds for entry into one of Michigan’s Ph.D. programs in Classical Studies or related fields. There are few programs like it, particularly at public universities. One of its architects, Professor Sara Ahbel-Rappe, recently received a competitive award for her diversity efforts. I connected with her along with Dr. Young Richard Kim, the Onassis Foundation’s new Director of Educational Programs, to discuss...
08/13/2018Arum Park
Princeton University’s Department of Classics has launched a new pre-doctoral fellowship for promising young Classicists who would contribute to the diversity of the University. Premised on a recognition that access to Classics is not equitable, the fellowship provides both preparation for and admission to Princeton’s Ph.D. program. I reached out to Professors Michael Flower and Dan-el Padilla Peralta to learn more about the concerns and conversations that gave birth to this fellowship. Below is our exchange, lightly edited for clarity.   Park: This fellowship is, as far as I know,...

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