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Jinyu Liu

Associate Professor of Classical Studies


Associate Professor of Classical Studies Jinyu Liu studied at Nanjing University and Columbia University before coming to DePauw in 2004. Her major fields are Latin Epigraphy, Roman (Imperial) History, and Ancient Social History. Her book, "The Collegia Centonariorum: The Guilds of Textile Dealers in the Roman West," was published by Brill Press in 2009. Her new project focuses on the Chinese reception of the Graeco-Roman Classics. In addition to courses in Greek and Latin language, literature, history and culture, she has taught a first year seminar, "Cleopatra and Her Sisters." Her interest in women’s studies can be traced back to when she was Professor Roger Bagnall’s research assistant for a project about "Women's Letters from Ancient Egypt, 300 BC-AD 800."