Joel Allen

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Ancient Rome
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352
Phone: 718-997-5350
Fax: 718-997-5359

Joel Allen, the Chair of the Department, is Associate Professor of History at Queens College and Associate Professor of History and Classics at the CUNY Graduate Center.  He received his Ph.D. from the Program in Ancient History in the Classics Department at Yale University.  He teaches courses in ancient Greek and Roman history, including study abroad, and has occasionally stepped in to teach advanced Latin at the college.  His research interests include ethnicity and education in the Roman world; his book, "Hostages and Hostage-Taking in the Roman Empire" (Cambridge University Press), examined Roman attitudes toward non-Roman diplomatic hostages in policy and culture.