Welcoming Assistant Professor Adriana Brook, Ancient Language Pedagogy Specialist

June 29, 2023 by Department of Classics

The Department extends its warmest welcome to Adriana Brook, incoming specialist in Ancient Language Pedagogy.

Adriana trained as a classicist with degrees from McMaster (BASc), Western (MA), and Toronto (PhD). Her research focuses on ritual elements in the plays of Sophocles, with a secondary emphasis on the reception of Greek tragedy in Rome. She subsequently completed a Master’s of Education (Brock) with a focus on post-secondary pedagogy. In the sphere of education, her interests include incorporating Universal Design for Learning into the ancient language classroom and effective professional development to support writing instruction. 

Before returning to Toronto as an Assistant Professor, Adriana taught broadly in both Canada and the US, including at the University of Toronto, Wellesley College, Lawrence University, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Trent University. She has developed courses on a wide variety of subjects across the curriculum from Greek and Latin language to Classical Studies courses in literature, culture, and history to first-year composition. 

Welcome, Adriana!