Université de Strasbourg

Sophie Mills

Sophie MillsSophie Mills is Professor of Classics at the University of North Carolina Asheville, USA. She was born in London, England, and was educated at Oxford University where she obtained both her MA and PhD degree in Classical Studies. She taught at Oxford and Bristol Universities before coming to Asheville in 1994 where she was Chair of the department from 1995 to 2011.

Her research interests include Greek tragedy, Greek history and historiography, and imperialism, both Greek and Roman. She is particularly interested in understanding the national psyche of a world power (nation/empire), which results in imperialism.

Professor Mills has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities award in 2003, the University Research Council Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2006, the Ruth and Leon Feldman Professorship with Distinction for Outstanding Scholarship and Service in 2006-2007, and the 2011 UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Professor Mills visited USIAS in July 2018. During her visit, she interacted with researchers at CARRA (Centre d'analyse des rhétoriques religieuses de l'Antiquité) and Archimède (Archéologie et histoire ancienne: Méditerranée-Europe). In addition she participated in the International conference The Athenian Funeral Oration: 40 Years after Nicole Loraux (9-11 July 2018).

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