Christopher Gipson received his B.A. in Classics from Loyola Marymount University in 2013, his Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Classics from University of California - Los Angeles in 2014, and M.A. in Classics from UIUC in 2016. He received his PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2022, writing a dissertation titled "Cannibalism and Anthropophagy in Ancient Greek Literature". While not doing research, he enjoys spending his time listening to experimental music, reading ecological fiction novels, and drawing. His research interests generally touch upon the macabre in ancient Greek literature, ranging from Attic drama, Hellenistic works, and Imperial Greek.
Loyola Marymount University: B.A., Classics 2013
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: M.A., Classics 2016
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Ph.D., Classics 2022
Advisor: Angeliki Tzanetou, Ph.D. Title of Dissertation: Anthropophagy and Cannibalism in Ancient Greek Literature
Areas of Expertise (6)
Imperial Greek Poetry
Industry Expertise (2)
Writing and Editing
Fowler Merle-Smith Fellowship (professional)
Fowler Merle-Smith Fellowship - American School of Classical Studies at Athens 2019-2020
- Classical Association of Middle West and South
- Society for Classical Studies
- Women's Classical Caucus
- Modern Greek
Media Appearances (1)
PhD student Christopher Gipson wins scholarship to study in Greece
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign online
Chris Gipson, a fifth-year graduate student in the Department of the Classics was quite ill the opening weekend of spring break in March when he received a life-changing email...
Event Appearances (4)
“Chew Before You Swallow: Demeter’s Consumption of Pelops in Pindar and Lycophron”
AIA Joint Annual Virtual Meeting
A Tribe Called Fish: Imperial Power through Ethnography and Cataloguing in Oppian’s Halieutica
Graduate Student Colloquium at University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin
“Teaching with Eleanor Dickey’s Learn Latin from the Romans”
Annual Meeting of the Illinois Classical Conference at Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois
“Boeotian Cultic Associations in Oedipus at Colonus”
The 113th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South Kitchener, Ontario
CLAR 1115 Elementary Latin I
Fall 2021 A complete overview of Latin grammar, with an emphasis on morphology and syntax. University Core fulfilled: Flag: Oral Skills.
CLAR 2200 Epic Poetry
Fall 2021 A reading and analysis of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, and Vergil’s Aeneid (in translation).
CLAR 3210 Classical & Near Eastern Myths
Fall 2021 Study of the basic myths and myth patterns of the Greeks, Romans, and Near Eastern cultures, and their mythological heritage in Western literature and art. University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections; Flag: Information Literacy.