George Baroudreceived his PhD in 2015. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College, Boston. Prior to that he was Visiting Assistant Professor in Liberal Studies at NYU (2018-19), where he was also the inaugural Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow in Social Foundations (2015-18). George's work is chiefly concentrated on early imperial Roman literature, politics, and culture; Greek and Roman rhetoric and historiography; and the theory and philosophy of history. He also has strong interests in the reception of classical literature and culture in the Arabic/Islamic worlds. His monograph, tentatively titled Tacitus' Annals and the Aesthetics of Historyis in preparation, and he has three forthcoming book chapters in edited volumes: on the reading practices and readership of historical literature in the early empire; amicitiaand politics in Valerius Maximus; and memory and trauma under Domitian, Nerva, and Trajan; the former two with Brill, the last with Cambridge. George is also a contributor to the Tacitus Encyclopediafor Wiley-Blackwell Press. As an instructor, George has won multiple awards for teaching and mentorship, including NYU's Jose Vazquez teaching award two years consecutively. He has designed a wide range of courses in history, literature, philosophy, rhetoric, political theory, mythology, religion, travel and ethnography, and race and ethnicity, spanning the the ancient to early modern periods; these have all been interdisciplinary, comparative, and global in perspective. As a graduate student, he was awarded the Dean's Dissertation Fellowship, the Lane Cooper Dissertation Writing Fellowship, the Antonina S. Ranieri International Scholars Fund, an NYU Global Research Fellowship, and a DAAD fellowship, which allowed him to spend a year in Berlin at the Humboldt University. He has shared his work in Brazil, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States.
Outside of his work as a Classicist, George is a photographer with a strong interest in social documentary and travel photography. One ongoing project entitled “All That Remains” combines his numerous interests and involves photographing classical sites in his homeland of Lebanon— a small gesture towards preserving the images of a heritage that faces a real risk of total obliteration. You can see some of these images on his photography website: http://www.georgebaroud.com/home/allthatremains/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org