Associate Professor of Classics and Humanities
Division of Literature and Languages
Sonia Sabnis is Associate Professor of Classics and Humanities. She received her B.A. from Columbia University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to Reed in 2006 she was a Predoctoral Fellow at Vassar College. Her work focuses on literature of the Roman empire, primarily the works of Apuleius and Lucian, and the ways in which these authors depict slavery, ethnic alterity, imperial authority, and animals. Recent work has focused on reception, including a book chapter on Robert Graves’ and T.E. Lawrence’s reading of Apuleius’ Golden Ass (Robert Graves and the Classical Tradition, ed. Alisdair Gibson, Oxford University Press 2015). In addition to Humanities 110, she teaches Latin and Greek at all levels and particularly enjoys advanced classes in Hellenistic Poetry, Apuleius, and Longus.