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Clayton SchroerVisiting Assistant Professor


Clayton is returning to Georgia nearly a decade after earning his M.A. in Classics at the University of Georgia in 2013; he completed his Ph.D. in Classics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2020. Before coming to Emory, Clayton taught for three years at Colorado College.

While he has taught broadly in the languages, histories, and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, Clayton's research primarily focuses on Roman poetry and culture, especially in post-Vergilian Latin epic. Under contract with Oxford University Press, his book (Exile and Empire in Silius Italicus' Punica) uses postcolonial theory to revise our understanding of displacement in one of the Flavian epics and Latin epic more broadly. As a neurodivergent person, Clayton is interested in the unique ways he and people like him fit into an academy built for neurotypical people. He also conducts research in reception studies, particularly the ways in which NASA and the American aerospace industry have adapted Classical mythology from the 1940s to the present.