Robert Dudley received his B.A. summa cum laude at College of the Holy Cross in 2008 as a major in Classics. While at Holy Cross, Robert completed his junior year abroad at Oxford University where he won the Visiting Student Award at Mansfield College for the Trinity Term. Equally passionate about modern language as well as ancient, Robert studied German and received a Fulbright for the academic year of 2008-2009, during which he served as ETA between two Gymnasien in the Bavarian town of Burghausen.
Robert is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Classical Studies at Duke University with a dissertation focusing on Cicero’s reception of Plato in the 50s BC. His research interests include ancient literary criticism, Roman Epic, ancient philosophy, and the reception of antiquity. He has also served as a graduate instructor for Elementary and Intermediate Latin and is currently working for Will Shaw and Liz Milewicz with the Humanities Writ Large. While at Duke, Robert has delivered papers at Harvard and the APA, and he won the CAMWS Mary S. Grant Award to attend the Classical Summer Session with the American Academy in Rome in the summer of 2013.
Robert is in his third year with the Ph.D. Lab in digital knowledge and looks forward to interacting with his colleagues in other departments as well as continuing to pursue opportunities for scholarship in the digital world.