Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
249B O'Shaughnessy Hall
Research Interest: Ritual process, media studies, necropolitics, and political geography
Bert Lott joins Notre Dame from Vassar College, where he was the Matthew Vassar, Jr. Professor of Greek and Roman Studies. Bert earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995.
Bert is a historian of Ancient Rome, working on the political, social, and religious changes associated with the long transition from Republic to monarchical Roman Empire. He has particular theoretical interests in ritual process, media studies, necropolitics, and political geography.
"Streets and Street Life" in A Companion to the City of Rome, Oxford: Blackwells, 2018. 263-279.
"Women’s Ritual Competence and a Self-Inscribing Prophet at Rome,” in Women and Ritual Competence in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean, New York: Routledge, 2017. 199-214
Death and Dynasty in Early Imperial Rome, New York & Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
The Neighborhoods of Augustan Rome, New York & Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.