2023-24 UofT Classics Departmental Lecture Series
Black Classicism in the Western Hemisphere and Some Canadian-Commonwealth Connections
Michele Valerie Ronnick, Distinguished Professor, Wayne State University
Professor Ronnick attained a BA in Classics and Sociology from the University of South Florida, an MS in Library Science from Florida State University, and an MA in Latin from the University of Florida, before completing a PhD in Classical Studies at Boston University with a disseration on Cicero's Paradoxa Stoicorum. She has won prizes in teaching from the American Philological Association (1997), Wayne State University, (1998), in scholarship from Classical and Modern Literature (1994), and service awards from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (1996, 1999, 2000). Her research includes classical philology, textual criticism, classical tradition in English and American letters as well as a special study of classics and people of African descent. She has edited, introduced, and annotated an autobiography and two collections of the writings of William Sanders Scarborough, widely considered to be the first African American classical scholar.
Lecture to be followed by a reception, to which all attendees are invited.