Michael Leese is currently a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Associate for the Responsible Governance and Sustainable Citizenship Project in the Department of Classics, Humanities, and Italian Studies at the University of New Hampshire.
Dissertation Title: "Monks and Matrons: The Economy of Charity in the Late Antique Mediterranean." Currently Assistant Professor of Classics in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at Valparaiso University.
Dissertation Title: “Alexander the Great: Forming Political Identity in a Multicultural Empire.” Now a Doctoral Fellow in Assyriology at the Münchner Zentrum für Antike Welten in the "Distant Worlds" graduate school at Ludwig-Maximilians University.
Dissertation Title: “Elites and Outsiders: The Greek-Speaking Scholars of Rome, 100 BCE- 200CE”. Now Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Humanities, and a Harper-Schmidt Fellow in the Society of Fellows of the Liberal Arts at the University of Chicago.
Dissertation Title: “Vespasian Augustus: Imperial Power in the First Century CE”. In Fall 2013, will be Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, Washington University in St. Louis.
Dissertation Title: “Going Native: How Romans Became ‘Roman’ in an Expanding World.” Now pursuing her J.D. at the University of Michigan Law School.
Dissertation Title: “The Organization of Rome's Wine Trade.” Currently working for a wine import company in New York City.
Dissertation Title: "Syria and its Margins: Cultural Identity in Late Seleucid and Roman Syria"
Now Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon, and Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.
Dissertation Title: "Rome Without Emperors: The Revival of a Senatorial City in the Fourth Century C.E."
Now Assistant Professor, Department of History and Classical Studies Program, Willamette University