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Cait Mongrain joins Colorado College faculty

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April 29, 2024

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Princeton Classics is thrilled to congratulate graduate student Cait M. Mongrain on her appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Classics Department at Colorado College. Mongrain credits her success to "the flexibility of the Princeton Classics program and the kindness and support of my faculty mentors, which allowed me to follow a course of study reflective of my changing interests and develop a dissertation I can be proud of." 

That dissertation, titled "Constructing Flavian Divinity Through City Destructions" and advised by Andrew Feldherr, caps off an impressive career at Princeton, where she has distinguished herself as a teacher, baker, and active participant in the Prison Teaching Initiative, where she led two courses as instructor of record. 

Originally from Lubbock, Texas, where she studied at Texas Tech University, Mongrain worked as an editorial assistant at the American Journal of Philology before coming to Princeton with a Presidential Fellowship in 2018. More recently, Mongrain served as head AI for the popular new course "Ancient Sport and Spectacle" (CLA 227) and co-taught "Dining and Food in the Roman World" (CLA 326) with Prof. Caroline Cheung. Her teaching duties at Colorado next year will include a version of the latter course, as well as a new offering on "Consumption and Conservation in the Roman World."

"I'm so grateful for the time I spent at Princeton,” said Mongrain, "but I'm also excited for my next role and to start working with my new colleagues in Colorado."

Mongrain joins a remarkable cohort of recent Princeton Classics graduate alumni hired into faculty positions in the last year, including Tyler Archer, Malina Buturović, Katie Dennis, and Tom Davies.