Jinyu Liu

Born and raised in China, she obtained her B.A. (1993) and M.A. (1996) from Nanjing University, China, where she studied Greek and Roman history, as well as Chinese history and literature. She then did graduate work at Columbia University, receiving a Ph.D. in ancient history in 2004. Since then, she has been teaching as assistant professor of Classical Studies at DePauw University. Her research interest is in Roman history, with a special emphasis on social history, Latin epigraphy, and acculturation. Her current project studies the associations of the textile workers and traders (collegia centonariorum) in the Roman Empire. She is also working on a long-term book project with Duckworth that documents the translation and reception of Graeco-Roman Classics in China.