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Photograph of Pria Jackson

Pria Garcelle is a PhD candidate at Princeton University researching ancient textile fashions. She loves all languages (particularly the ancient ones of course!) and enjoys working on innovative, pedagogically driven projects to make sure every student gets a chance to fall in love with them too. 

On Sensitivity Reading: the what, how, and why

What is a sensitivity reading, and how is it done? In this post, Pria Jackson reflects on her EDI work for the new edition of the Cambridge Latin Course, and on what the process can bring to our classrooms and our representations of the ancient world.

Surviving Two Thousand Years: understanding the role of power in shaping the textual record

Why do some stories survive thousands of years while others are quickly lost? Many factors affect an ancient text's chances of survival, but most important is power. If we understand how texts have survived with the aid of each generation's most empowered, can we then predict which modern classics will survive?