George Baroud is a Classicist whose research encompasses Greek and Roman rhetoric and historiography; the philosophy of history, and the reception of Classical literature and culture in the Arabic and Islamic worlds. Prior to coming to Emerson, George received his PhD in Classics at NYU, where he was subsequently the inaugural Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow and then Visiting Assistant Professor in Liberal Studies, and where he received multiple awards for teaching excellence and mentorship. George's monograph project, in preparation, is tentatively titled Tacitus' Annals and the Aesthetics of History, and he has three forthcoming publications in edited volumes: on the reading practices and readership of historical literature in the early Roman empire (Brill); friendship and politics in Valerius Maximus (Brill); and cultural memory in Tacitus’ Agricola (Cambridge). Outside of the academy, George is a photographer with a strong interest in social documentary and travel photography. One ongoing project entitled All That Remains combines involves photographing classical sites in his homeland of Lebanon – one small gesture towards preserving the images of a heritage that faces a real risk of total obliteration. You can see this work here.
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Ph.D., New York University