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Keegan Valbuena

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I was born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in New York City. My love of Classics was first kindled at Townsend Harris High School, where I was lucky enough to receive a thorough grounding in Ancient Greek and Latin. After high school, I attended Columbia College, Columbia University where I received my B.A. in Classics in 2014. I then completed my M.Phil. in Classics at Cambridge University the following year. At Cambridge, I wrote a thesis analyzing Sulla’s legacy in late republican Rome by employing interdisciplinary methods from economics, law, and sociology.

I began my Ph.D. studies at Princeton in 2015. At this early stage in my graduate career, my research interests include the environmental history of antiquity, Hellenistic and Roman imperialism, and ancient and modern methods of historiography.  In my free time, I can usually be found rooting for Real Madrid or searching for new music.