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Reema HabibReema Habib

Department of Classics
1116B McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-0413

Phone: (865) 974-5429
Fax: (865) 974-7173

Research Interests

Greek and Roman Art & Archaeology, Ancient Magic & Apotropaia, Greek & Roman Religion in Art

  • Ph.D. in Classics (Florida State University, 2017)
  • M.A. in Classical & Near Eastern Archaeology (Bryn Mawr College, 2005)
  • M.F.S. in Forensic Science (George Washington University, 2001)
  • B.A. in Classical & Near Eastern Archaeology and Biology (Bryn Mawr College, 1999)
  • Lecturer, Department of Classics, University of Tennessee Knoxville, 2018-present
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Director of Latin Studies, Old Dominion University, 2017-2018


  • In progress. “On Hippocrates and Plato: Medical Language and Organization in the Symposium.
  • In progress. “The Bow of Odysseus and Penelope Polutropos.” Co-authored with J.T. Barnes.
  • Forthcoming. Artifact entries, plans, and drawings in new Cetamura del Chianti volume (title to be determined). Edited by N. T. de Grummond.
  • Entries, in The Sanctuary of the Etruscan Artisans at Cetamura del Chianti: The Legacy of Alvaro Tracchi (Catalogue of Exhibition). N. T. de Grummond, ed.  Florence.  2009.

Conferences and Invited Lectures

  • “Don't Blink! Rethinking Apotropaia in Ancient Greece.” Invited paper for the Old Dominion University Art History Association in Norfolk, VA. February 2018.
  • “Seeking Help from the Gods and Men:  Chronological Changes in the Language of Apotropaia,” Paper read at the 111th CAMWS Annual Meeting in Boulder, CO. Mar. 25 – 28. 2015.
  • “Displacing the Gods: Household Ritual in Tetrarchic Corinth.” Paper read at the 115th AIA / APA Joint Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Jan. 2 – 5. 2014.
  • “Prophetic Landscapes: A Case Study of the Trophoneion at Levadia.” Paper read at the Bridges to New Worlds - Annual Meeting of the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) in Buffalo, NY. May 17 – 20. 2012.
  • “On Hippocrates and Plato: Plato as a doctor in the Symposium and the Timaeus.” Paper read at the 108th CAMWS Annual Meeting in Baton Rouge, LA. Mar. 28 – 31. 2012.
  • “Archaeological Field Mapping and Ceramic Illustration: A Workshop.” Guest lecture at The Florida State University Field School at Cetamura del Chianti (Civitamura), in collaboration with New York University and the University of North Carolina, Asheville. June 2011.
  • “Analytical Drawing Techniques in the Analysis of Ceramics.” Guest lecture at Studio Art Centers International: Florence, in collaboration with Maryland Institute College of Art and Florida State University.  July 2010.
  • “Analytical Drawing Techniques in the Analysis of Ceramics.” Paper read at the Ceramics Roundtable, Department of Classics, Florida State University.  November 2009.
  • “The American-Ukrainian Scythian Kurhan Project: Research at Alexandropol and Krasnokutsk.” Poster Session, AIA / APA Joint Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. Jan. 4 – 9. 2007.
  • “Marriage Iconography in the Great Temple of Zeus at Olympia.” Paper read at the 2007/XIIIth Graduate Symposium on the Ancient Mediterranean World at The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. April 2007.
  • “Funerary Portraiture.” Paper read at the Head to Toe: (Un) Covering the Body - The Bryn Mawr College Graduate Symposium. 2003.
  • Faculty Dissertation Fellowship, Department of Classics, Florida State University. 2015-2016.
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Florida State University. 2014.
  • FSU Foundation Conference Award, Florida State University. 2013.
  • Angelos Langadas Fellowship, Department of Classics, Florida State University.  2012.
  • Ermine M. Owenby, Jr. Award to Promote Excellence, Florida State University.  2012.
  • ARCS Short-Term Research Fellowship, The American Research Center in Sofia. 2011.
  • Thompson Award, Department of Classics, Florida State University.  2010 – 2011.
  • Rankin Travel Fellowship, Department of Classics, Florida State University.  2008.
  • Thompson Fellowship, Department of Classics, Florida State University.  2005 – 2009.
  • Graduate Fellowship, Bryn Mawr College.  2002 – 2005.
  • Dorothy Nepper Marshall Fellowship, Bryn Mawr College.  1998 – 1999.
  • Undergraduate Research Fellow, Molecular Laboratory, American Museum of Natural History, New York NY.  1997.
  • Alumnae Regional Scholars Award, Bryn Mawr College.  1995


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