Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan
B.A., UC Berkeley
Research Interest: Greek tragedy, women in the ancient world, reception of Greek tragedy
Amy Pistone received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and her PhD from the University of Michigan. Her dissertation, titled "When the Gods Speak: Oracular Communication and Concepts of Language in Sophocles," uses pragmatic linguistic theory to construct a theory of language underlying Sophocles' plays and situates those plays within the intellectual context of late-5th century Athens.
Her other interests include Greek tragedy more broadly, feminist theory, pedagogy, and reception. She has also delivered papers on the skolion game, gendered modes of prophecy in tragedy, and receptions and adaptations of Antigone (particularly performances used as political protest). She also served for 4 years as the Graduate Liaison for the Women's Classical Caucus and has been involved in outreach events for high school Latin students and other students who may be interested in Classics.