Faculty Profiles

Our faculty are active researchers, writers and speakers; many of them internationally known for their contributions toward the advancement of their fields of study. But, most of all, they're passionate, caring teachers.

  • Emily Blanchard West, PhD

    Professor, History

    I've taught at St. Kate's since 2005, and I am the general editor of the Journal of Indo-European Studies. My complete cv is available here.

    I've been fortunate in finding that students engage well with my research and interests. My academic work is primarily concerned with the shared Indo-European inheritance in the Greek and Sanskrit epics, and my "Classical Mythology" course gives me many opportunities to talk about the classical narratives I've published on. I also teach Hindu mythology in my J-term course on history and Hindu myth in Nepal. The rest of my teaching focuses on the history and culture of the classical world in courses like "Ancient Greece," "Ancient Rome," and "Women in Greece and Rome" and a regular course on literature from the ancient world in translation.