Catherine Conybeare was educated in Classics at Oxford and in Medieval Studies at Toronto; she has been at Bryn Mawr since 2002. She is fascinated by cultures of Latin over the longuedurée, and has recently started a book series on that theme with Cambridge University Press. Her teaching ranges from Cicero and Lucretius to Abelard and Petrarch. Her research centres on late antiquity, and especially the writings of Augustine of Hippo. She has written four monographs, including The Irrational Augustine(2006) and The Laughter of Sarah (2013), and more than seventy articles and reviews on such topics as aurality, touch, violence, and the self. Conybeare is currently working on her next monograph, Augustine the African, under contract to Liveright (North America) and Profile (UK). She has been the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships, including from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the NEH.