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Academic Biography

Dr. Evan Jewell is a scholar of ancient Rome and the Mediterranean more generally. Originally from Sydney, Australia, he made his way to New York City, where he gained his PhD in Classical Studies at Columbia University, including a research year in Rome, Italy. Most recently, Dr. Jewell taught at Georgetown University, before coming to Rutgers University – Camden in the Fall of 2020. He is currently at work on a monograph tentatively entitled, Youth and Power: Acting Your Age in the Roman Empire, 149 BCE – 68 CE. He has also excavated at the Villa Adriana, Italy, as a member of the Columbia University APAHA excavations, and maintains a strong interest in Roman art and archaeology, as well as Latin literature and epigraphy.

Fall 2021 Semester

Feel free to contact me via email for more information on the format and content for my Fall 2021 classes.


Office Phone: (856) 225-2813

Office: Room 102, Department of History, 429 Cooper Street

Email: evan.jewell AT

Personal Website:

Academic Twitter: @quidamabo

Preferred Pronouns: He/his/him

In-Person and Zoom Office Hours (Fall 2021)

Tuesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm.


Ph.D. Classical Studies, Columbia University, 2019.

M.Phil. Classical Studies, Columbia University, 2015.

M.A. Classical Studies, Columbia University, 2014.

Bachelor of Ancient History (Honours), Macquarie University (Australia), 2011.

Other Training:

Visiting Student, Sapienza – Università di Roma, Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Antichità, 2018-19.

Certificate in Latin Epigraphy, British School at Rome, 2014.


Books (Edited)

with Isayev, E. (2017-present), Displacement and the Humanities: Manifestos from the Ancient to the Present, Special Issue of Humanities 6 (3). Open Access. Published on a rolling basis. Full print edition expected in 2021.

Book Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)

Forthcoming, “Remembering Differently: The exemplarity of populares as a site of ideological contest in late Republican oratory.” in Dinter, M. & Guérin, C. (eds), Cultural Memory in Republican and Augustan Rome. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

Forthcoming, “Concepts of Youth, 500 BC – 500 CE.” in Laes, C. & Vuolanto, V. (eds), The Cultural History of Youth in Antiquity. Bloomsbury Press: London.

(2020), “Fashioning an imperial aetas: Nero’s portrait, the depositio barbae, and the Iuvenalia.” in de Angelis, F. (ed.), Emperors in Images, Architecture, and Ritual: Augustus to Fausta. Selected Papers on Ancient Art and Architecture (SPAAA), vol.5, Archaeological Institute of America (AIA): Boston, M.A: 17-40.

(2019), “(Re)moving the Masses: Colonisation as Domestic Displacement in the Roman Republic.” in Isayev, E. and Jewell, E. (eds), Displacement and the Humanities: Manifestos from the Ancient to the Present, Special Issue of Humanities 6 (3): 1-41. Open Access: Download here.

(2018), “Like father, like son? The dynamics of family exemplarity and ideology in (fragmentary) Republican oratory.” in van der Blom, H., Gray, C., & Steel, C. (eds), Institutions and Ideology in Republican Rome: speech, audience, and decision. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 267-282.

Reviews: Sehepunkte 19 (2019) 7/8 – F. Knopf. Ancient History Bulletin (2019) 9 – L. Hodgson. JRS (2020) – R. Morstein-Marx.

Book Reviews

(2021), review in Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2021.08.07) of: Loar, Matthew, Sarah Murray and Stefano Rebeggiani (ed.), (2019), The cultural history of Augustan Rome: texts, monuments, and topography. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press. Available here: 

(2016), [Review Article] “Another social history of Roman “youth”, with questions about its restlessness”, Journal of Roman Archaeology, 29: 642-650. Review of: Laes, C. & Strubbe, J. (2014), Youth in the Roman Empire. The Young and the Restless Years? Cambridge University Press.

Response from C. Laes in Saelesianum 79 (2017) 717-732.