Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professor of Greek
Sheila Murnaghan is a member of the Department of Classical Studies. Her scholarly interests include Greek poetry, especially epic and tragedy; gender in classical culture; the classical tradition; and Greek historiography, especially Herodotus. Her many books include Euripides’ Medea: A Norton Critical Edition, Childhood and the Classics: Britain and America, 1850-1965, and Hip Sublime: Beat writers and the Classical Tradition. She has been a member of the faculty since 1990.
Murnaghan received a Lindback Award, the University’s highest honor for teaching, in 2019. She is President-Elect for the Society for Classical Studies.
She received an A.B. from Harvard University, a B.A. from Newnham College, Cambridge, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.