Joshua Sosin is an Associate Professor in the Classics Department at Duke.
His current scholarship bulks in two main areas. The first is what you might call Digital Classics. Under a joint appointment in the Duke University Libraries, he directs the Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing (DC3). They specialize in the creation of tools and services that serve critical infrastructure needs for Classics and beyond. They maintain papyri.info. They are working on a variety of projects to do with crowd-curation of papyrological and epigraphic texts (text, translation, metadata, commentary, bibliography, and images), geo-spatial data, prosopographical information, medieval manuscript witnesses and apparatus criticus data, image recognition and text-image alignment, and more.
The other, more ‘traditional’ half of his scholarship lies at what he likes to call the intersection of law, economics, and religion. Under that broad rubric he have written on currency standards and exchange, ancient charitable foundations, funding of eponymous festivals, grain supply, land leasing, taxation and tax shelter, diplomacy, and other subjects. He has long tended to pursue these subjects with a special focus on their representation in documentary sources (inscriptions, papyri, and coins). But lately, he has grown increasingly interested in Athenian law and so not only in the orators but also in the lexicographic, encyclopedic, and scholiastic traditions that preserve such a wealth of information on the subject (see Harpokration On Line).
When he’s not on the clock he is often on his bike (er, bikes), on pavement, on dirt, around town, in the middle of nowhere, for a few minutes, for a few days (punk still in the earbuds [first 6 sec.]; for ramblings on how punk, cycling, and classics are somehow the same experience for me listen to Mirror of Antiquity ep.5).