Nigel Nicholson

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Nigel Nicholson is the Walter Mintz Professor of Classics, and is currently serving as the Dean of the Faculty at Reed College. He received his BA from Oxford and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Prof. Nicholson's research focuses on Greek athletics and politics, particularly in Sicily and southern Italy and he recently wrote The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West: Epinician, Oral Tradition and the Deinomenid Empire (Oxford University Press, 2015) and edited a special issue of the "Paedagogus" section of Classical World 108 (2015) on teaching literary theory to graduates and undergraduates in Classics. Currently he is working with Dr. Nathan Selden of Oregon Health Sciences University on a project for Oxford University Press, The Rhetoric of Medicine: Contemporary Lessons from Ancient Greece.

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