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Current Member

Rebecca Benefiel

Friends of the Institute for Advanced Study Member

Affiliation

Historical Studies

Field of Study

Classics, Roman Archaeology, Epigraphy

Home Institution

Washington and Lee University

Rebecca Benefiel is a cultural historian of the Roman Empire. While at IAS, she will be working on a book about the widespread popularity of writing in first century Pompeii. Her work highlights the relationship between written text and the spatial and social environments of the Roman world.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Historical Studies
current

Degrees

Harvard University
Ph.D.
2005

Honors

2011
State of Virginia (SCHEV) Outstanding Faculty Award
2003
Rome Prize

Appointments

Washington & Lee University
2018
Professor of Classics
Archaeological Institute of America
2015–2016
National Lecturer
Library of Congress
2011–2012
Kluge Fellow