Professor and Chair

Old Main, 318
Telephone: 651-696-6721

Professor Beth Severy-Hoven is a Roman historian who specializes in the study of women, gender and sexuality in the ancient world. Her first book, Augustus and the Family at the Birth of the Roman Empire (2003), explores how the development of an imperial family affected the political institutions of the empire. She has taught in Rome at the Intercollegiate Center, and at Mac teaches the courses Women, Gender & Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome, Greek Myths, and the senior seminar, as well as Greek and Latin courses and January programs in Rome and Egypt. When not teaching or traveling, she enjoys chasing her kids around a playground or reading science fiction, and she was the winner of the 2010 “snickerdoodle-off” at the annual Classics Cookie Party.

AB: Bryn Mawr College, 1990
MSt: Oxford University, 1991
PhD: University of California, Berkeley, 1998