Sarah graduated from Denison University in 2008 with a B.A. in Art History. She earned her M.A. in History of Art from the University of Bristol in 2010 and her M.L.I.S. from Kent State University in 2001
Since arriving at Denison 2009, Professor Kennedy has taught a wide range of courses on the ancient world including both Greek and Latin language courses from the beginning to advanced levels as well as courses in Greek and Roman history, Greek tragedy, Greek and Roman art, women and gender, and ethnicity in the classical world. Professor Kennedy enjoys teaching courses that allow her to bring her research into the classroom. She is also currently experimenting with role playing pedagogies.
Professor Kennedy’s research interests include the intellectual, political, and social history of Classical Athens, Athenian tragedy, and identity formation and immigration in the ancient world. She is the author of “Immigrant Women in Athens: Gender, Ethnicity, and Citizenship in the Classical City” (Routledge, 2014), “Athena’s Justice: Athena, Athens, and the Concept of Justice in Greek Tragedy” (Lang, 2009), and numerous articles on Greek tragedy and history. She is a translator and editor (with S. Roy and M. Goldman) of “Race and Ethnicity in the Classical World: And Anthology of Primary Sources” (Hackett, 2013) and editor of the forthcoming “Handbook to Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds” (with M. Jones-Lewis; Routledge) and “The Companion to the Reception of Aeschylus” (Brill). She has two current research projects: The first explores immigration and citizenship law i n classical Athens within the context of ancient theories of environmental determinism, indigenous status, and human generation. The second examines the reception of ancient theories of ethnicity in 19th and early 20th century Anglo-American race science.
- Greek and Latin (all levels)
- CLAS 201: Ancient Greece
- CLAS 201: Ancient Rome
- CLAS 301/ENVS 290: Ancient Identities
- CLAS 301/WGST 351: Women and Gender in Antiquity