Nick Geller

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PhD in Classical Studies

435 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003

  • About

    Nick received his B.A. from the University of Chicago in 2010. His research is primarily focused upon the idea of monumentality in Roman literature and its reception up to the present day. Nick’s dissertation explores in particular the different ways that Roman poets both reflected and helped fashion how their contemporaries read Rome’s metamorphosis into a “city of marble” under Augustus.

    When not writing his dissertation Nick is passionate about applying the lessons we can learn from studying the ancient world to current issues in the world today – especially those issues which Detroit now faces as it begins a new stage in its own evolution as a city. After graduation this year Nick will transition from academia to managing the Detroit non-profit organization which his research and love for the city inspired him to start in 2014.