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Aaron William Irvin

University of California: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
PhD. in History
January, 2012
Dissertation Title: Romanization and the Creation of an Imperial Culture
Committee: Ronald Mellor (Chair, Roman History), Claudia Rapp (Late Antiquity), David Phillips (Ancient Greek History), Aaron Burke (Ancient Near Eastern History)

University of California: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
C.Phil (ABD) in Ancient History
September, 2008
MA in Ancient History
June, 2007

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
BA in History with departmental honors, Minors in Greek and Latin
June, 2005

Fax: 310-206-7833
E-mail: awirvin82@gmail.com

Field

Ancient Roman History, Ancient Greek history, Late Antiquity, Late Bronze Age Mediterranean

Research Interests

Imperialism studies, ancient religion, Romanization studies, competition as social control and organization

Notes

Assistant Professor of the Ancient World
Murray State University
Augustu 2012-Present

Lecturer
UCLA
March-June 2012

Lecturer
Cal Poly Pomona History Dept.
January 2011-June 2012

Historical Consultant
Television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Sparty Films LA, LLC
November 2008 - September 2012

Publications

�A Critique and Synthesis of Commentaries and Interpretations of Aristophanes� Birds� Coreopsis: A Journal of Myth and Theater. (October 10, 2009).

Review, Rome: Empire of the Eagles by Neil Faulkner. Amphora: A Publication of the American Philological Association, Vol.8 Issue 1 (June 2009)

"Regional Foundations for Internationalism in the Ancient Near East: The Case of Canaan" (October 8, 2007). UC World History Workshop. Working Papers from the World History Workshop Conference Series. Paper 4. http://repositories.cdlib.org/ucwhw/wp/4

Grants and Awards

UCLA
UCLA
Department of History Pre-Dissertation Year Fellowship
2011
Am Tabor Charitable Foundation Pre-Dissertation Fellowship
2010
The Summer Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship
2008
Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of History
2006-present

Western Washington University History Dept.
Distinguished Graduate
2005

Advisors

Dr. Ronald Mellor, Dr. Claudia Rapp, Dr. David Phillips, Dr. Aaron Burke

Conference Presentations

�The Accidental Apologist: Herodotus and the Oracle of Delphi� (March 27th, 2010). The 15th Annual James A. Barnes Club Graduate Student Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

�The Accidental Apologist: Herodotus and the Oracle of Delphi� (March 4th-6th, 2010). The 53rd Annual Missouri Valley History Conference. Omaha, NB

�The Use of Ethnography in Tacitus� Agricola and Germania� (September 12th-13th, 2009). Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference. Boulder, CO

�Slavery as a Non-Economic Institution in the Roman World� (May 2, 2009).
First Northern Arizona University Interdisciplinary Conference. Flagstaff, AZ

�Slavery as a Non-Economic Institution in the Roman World� (March 6-7, 2009). University of Alabama Graduate Student History Conference: Power and Struggle. Tuscaloosa, AL

Lecture, �New Kingdom Egypt and the International Bronze Age� (January 15, 2008). UCLA, History 1A. (Power point)

"Regional Foundations for Internationalism in the Ancient Near East: The Case of Canaan", UC World History Conference, May 4 2006.


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