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Claire Bubb

Assistant Professor/ Faculty Fellow of Classical Literature and Science

Claire Bubb received a Ph.D. in Classical Philology from Harvard University in 2014 with a dissertation considering the audience of Galen’s anatomical text, ‘On Anatomical Procedures.’ She was subsequently a Visiting Assistant Professor at ISAW and a Faculty Fellow at the NYU Classics Department, where she remains associated.

Her main research interests center on medicine and the biological sciences in the Graeco-Roman world, with a particular focus on Galen and Aristotle. She is currently working on a book about the practice of dissection in the Roman Empire, including its extended afterlife through Arabo-Latin translation and into the Early Modern period in Europe. Some of her other current projects consider physiology in Aristotle’s Parva Naturalia and Galen’s views on plagiarism and intellectual property. She also maintains interests in the literature and society of the high Roman Empire, ancient education, animals, and the social history of science and looks forward to a new project on the interest in and dissemination of scientific knowledge among laymen in the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D.