Area of Study
Email Address
Couper Hall 106

Miriam Kamil earned her Ph.D. in classical philology from Harvard University in 2022 with a dissertation titled “Personification and Emotion in Ovid's Metamorphoses.” Her research interests include Roman poetry, especially epic and elegy, textual transmission, and the study of emotions across cultures. Kamil also works on classical reception, studying historical uses of classics to empower or disempower marginalized groups, especially the queer community.

Recent Courses Taught

Elementary Latin I
Madness in Greek and Roman Literature

Select Publications

  • “(In)Human, All Too (In)Human: Ovid’s Tereus and the Vulnerable Body.” In M. L. Haley, A. Abbattista, C. Blanco, G. Savani (eds.), Reassembling the Myth of Tereus from Homer to Ovid. Forthcoming, 2023. Berlin: De Gruyter.
  • “Locus suspectus: The Uncanny Landscape of Invidia's Lair (Ovid, Metamorphoses 2.760– 764).” Preternature 10.1 (2021): 70–89.

Professional Affiliations

Society of Classical Studies (SCS)
Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS)
Women’s Classical Caucus (WCC)
Lambda Classical Caucus (LCC)
International Ovidian Society (IOS)

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

Ph.D., Harvard University
M.S., Oxford University
B.A., University of Michigan


Personification and Emotion in Ovid’s Metamorphoses

The $400 million campaign to provide students with a life-altering education.

Learn More About the Campaign

Site Search