BAHons, MA (Natal), PhD Classics (Exeter)
Greek and Roman material culture; Greek epic poetry; Greek and Roman drama; classical women; classical heritage in South Africa
Iconography and the language of images on Greek pottery; antiquities collections in South Africa; classical reception in South Africa
Current research projects
The reception of Classics in South Africa, in particular, the collections of classical antiquities in South African museums
Dolls, playing and identity formation: from antiquity to the present
Academic service/Community interaction
Member of the Academic Offerings Committee (2013-current);
Editorial board of the journal Akroterion
Mellon Academic Staff Development Programme Award (2014); NRF Thuthuka grant (2013-2015); NRF Prestige Scholarship for PhD (Exeter) (2009-2012); Vogel Scholarship for travel abroad (2008)
(Un)Identifying Helen and Paris in late fifth century BCE Athenian vase-painting: how context is crucial (co-authored with A. Andrason), in:
Greek art in context. Current approaches to archaeological and art historical research, Farnham: Ashgate Publishing.
Museum space and displacement: collecting classical antiquities in South Africa, in: Parker, G. (ed.) South Africa, Greece and Rome: classical confrontations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Light, space and affluent taste: a study of the ancient Pompeian house and its decoration. Akroterion 54: 141-157.
In the museum: Containing antiquity - an exhibition in the Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch. Akroterion 53: 99-109.
Politics and law, (co-authored with J.L. Hilton) in: W.J. Dominik (ed.), Words & ideas, 145-168. Wauconda: Bolchazy-Carducci [reprint].