Kirsty Harrod

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Research Interests

Ancient Greek tragedy, gender, sexuality. Socio-political and feminist approaches to history. 


Kirsty is a PhD candidate researching rape in Greek tragedy. They are motivated by questions of how one can reconstruct cultural ideals from antiquity by using an explicitly socio-political, structural lens. Their previous work in politics and queer/feminist/socialist activism inform their work in ancient Greek studies. 

Previous to their PhD, Kirsty graduated with Distinction in MA Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter (2016), after completing BA (Hons) Classics at the same university. 

Kirsty has also served as co-chair of the Institute for Classical Studies' Postgraduate Work in Progress seminars (2022-3) and as Postgraduate Member of the Council of Classics Departments (2022-3).

Kirsty welcomes requests for collaboration on projects both within and beyond the ancient world.

PhD Project

“And how, moving among young men, shall she remain untouched?” Narratives of Sexual Violence in Greek Tragedy

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Classics, MA, Dissertation on rape in Euripides, University of Exeter

Award Date: 1 Oct 2016

Classics, Degree, BA (Hons) Classics, University of Exeter

Award Date: 1 Jul 2015


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