University Courses

Teaching Statement

Originally I trained to become a secondary school teacher of Latin and Ancient Greek, before an academic career path opened up. I have always enjoyed teaching and have gathered secondary school teaching experience in Greek and Latin as well as tertiary teaching experience in ancient history, Latin and Greek language and literature, and Digital Humanities.

I am a strong believer in undergradutes contributing to original research and am encouraging this among my own students and as part of international collaborations. I also attempt to increase the employability of both humanities and computer science graduates by teaching them Natural Language Processing methods, such as topic modelling, co-ocurrence analysis, morpho-syntactic normalisation, and word vector analysis, in addition to an understanding of classical text, history, and language. My hope is that the students will find themselves well equipped for our modern world while cherishing their classical roots, education, and values.

Please click through below for descriptions of the courses I am currently teaching and those I have taught in the past.

Teaching Areas
  • Introduction to Digital Humanities
  • Citizen Science
  • Humanities Data Analysis
  • Historical Language Processing
  • Topic Modelling
  • Digital Editing
  • Political & Social History
  • Latin & Ancient Greek Language
  • Latin & Ancient Greek Literature
  • Ancient Comedy & Satire
  • Textual Transmission

Digital Humanities


Introduction to Digital Humanities
2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
University of Leipzig, Germany

Citizen Science
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
University of Leipzig, Germany

Coding for Humanities
2015, 2016, 2018
University of Leipzig, Germany



Tufts University, USA. With Prof. Gregory Crane

Methods of Text-Criticism & Collaborative Editing
University of Leipzig, Germany

A Topic in Greek Literature: Menander’s Samia
University of Otago, New Zealand

Advanced Greek Authors: Thucydides
University of Otago, New Zealand

Pseudo-Caesar’s Bellum Hispaniense
University of Leipzig, Germany


Latin 101

University of Otago, New Zealand

Beginners Greek
2011, 2012
University of Canterbury, New Zealand