Marguerite Johnson

Marguerite Johnson

Resume

Marguerite Johnson is Associate Professor of Ancient History and Classical Languages (Classics) in the School of Humanities & Social Science, and Assistant Dean, Teaching & Learning in the Faculty of Education & Arts.

Her work is inspired by certain cultural facets of antiquity, particularly the gender dynamics and sexualities of the Greeks and Romans. She is also fascinated by the ways in which the ancients told stories via their folktales, fairytales and myth-making processes. How these stories have been transmitted by composers and authors – from Sappho to Plato, Catullus and Ovid – inform the basis of some of her research and teaching.

Marguerite believes it is her professional responsibility to research, preserve and share the great works and ongoing legacies of the ancients.