Randolph Ford

Randolph Ford

Visiting Assistant Professor

Ph.D., New York University
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

366 Decio Hall

Research Interest: Greek and Roman Historiography, ethnography, late antiquity, and Rome-China comparative studies

Ford’s interests include Greek and Roman historiography, ethnography, late antiquity, and Rome-China comparative studies. His forthcoming monograph focuses on the ways in which conceptions of ethnicity, identity, and political legitimacy in the Roman world were articulated in late antiquity, the period that ultimately saw the dissolution of the Roman Empire in the west and the rise of so-called barbarian kingdoms. His work also explores analogous historiographical strategies employed by Chinese historians who wrote under similar conditions of foreign invasion and conquest in the early medieval period.