Bert Lott

Bert Lott

Teaching Professor

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

249B O'Shaughnessy Hall
574-631-7372
jlott2@gmail.com

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.

Publications:

"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.