Alumni (Fellow)

Peter Moench

John S. Lillard Jefferson Fellow
Minneapolis, Minnesota
B.A. St. Olaf College (2009)
M.F.A. University of Washington (2012)
M.A. University of Virginia (2015)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Peter Moench is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Classics at the University of Virginia, where he is writing a dissertation entitled, “Pindar’s Physics of Family: Kinship, Heredity, and the Problem of Being Human.” He has presented his research on Greek and Latin poetry at the annual meetings of the Society for Classical Studies and the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, as well as to a variety of audiences at U.Va. Last year, Peter was awarded a fellowship to study for the year at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. Peter graduated summa cum laude from St. Olaf College in 2009 with a B.A. in classics and English. He then completed an M.F.A. in poetry at the University of Washington, followed by an M.A. in classics at the University of Virginia. Most recently, Peter was awarded a Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for 2019-2020 and will complete his dissertation at U.Va. next year.

Thesis Description:

Pindar’s Physics of Family: Kinship, Heredity, and the Problem of Being Human

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