Ari Zatlin is an eighth-year Ph.D. student. He received his B.A. in 2007 from Claremont McKenna College, and spent two years in the Post-baccalaureate program at UCLA beginning in 2009. Since coming to NYU, his research has focused on Latin prose literature, with a particular emphasis on the Letters of Pliny the Younger, on which he is writing a dissertation under the supervision of Joy Connolly. In support of his research, Ari was awarded a Mellon Dissertation Fellowship (2017-18), a Lane Cooper Fellowship (2016-17), and worked for three months as a Global Research Initiative fellow at NYU Berlin in 2016. He has given papers at CAAS (2012 and 2013), the Celtic Conference in Classics (2016), the University of Gießen (2017), and the University of Cyprus (2018). In 2013, Ari anticipated the rise of "Fake News" by co-organizing the graduate conference "The Same Old Lies: Frauds, Forgeries, and Falsehoods in the Ancient World." In addition to several stints as a TA and course preceptor, Ari has taught two years of introductory and intensive Latin, a course on Roman imperial history, and developed and led a summer seminar titled "Science Fiction Before Science," which read ancient texts together with modern Sci-Fi. In addition to his dissertation, he is currently refining a chapter scheduled to be published as a part of a collected volume on audience experience and historiography with Brill.