Program: MA in Classics
Area(s) of Interest: Comparative literature; ancient Greek novels; narratology; early Christian asceticism
Cana Short graduated summa cum laude from Gordon College in 2017 with a B.A. in History and minors in Classics and French. She wrote her undergraduate thesis on Clifford Geertz’s anthropological method and comparative study of religion. Before entering the M.A. in Classics program, Cana completed the M.A. in Early Christian Studies also at the University of Notre Dame. Alongside serving as a teaching assistant in the Classics Department, Cana has worked as a research assistant for Dr. Thomas Burman in the Medieval Institute, and has also participated in a digital humanities project directed by Dr. Walter Scheirer in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Cana’s current research interests include comparative study of the ‘big five’ ancient Greek novels and the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles, narratology, and early Christian asceticism. When not in class or at her desk engaged in her studies, Cana enjoys running, cooking Japanese food, and listening to audio books.