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faculty photo imageSonia Sabnis

Professor of Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Humanities
Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies Department
Division of Literature and Languages

Sonia Sabnis has taught at Reed College since 2006. She received her BA from Columbia University (1998) before completing an MA (2000) and Ph.D. (2006) at University of California, Berkeley. She is broadly interested in imperial literature, Greek and Latin, but her primary research specialty is the African Roman author Apuleius. Her published research includes studies of slavery and literature, figurative katabasis, and reception in different contexts in the twentieth and twenty-first century, including contemporary Algerian novels, mid-century horror, and poetry in English. She has held research fellowships at Vassar College, Wellesley College, and the W. E. B. Du Bois Center at the University of Massachusetts. She will be Professor-in-Charge at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome in 2024-25. Professor Sabnis currently volunteers time as a mentor through the Asian and Asian American Classical Caucus (AAACC) and as a tour guide at the Portland Japanese Garden.

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