Alumni (Fellow)

Rebecca Frank

Harrison Family Foundation Jefferson Fellow
Seattle, Washington
B.A. St. Olaf College (2014)
M.A. University of Virginia (2016)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2019)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Rebecca Frank holds a Ph.D. in classics. Her dissertation is entitled, “Plutarch and the Delphic Oracle.” Her research investigates the phenomenon of the Delphic oracle and oracular divination in the writings of Plutarch of Chaeronea, a Greek philosopher and priest of Delphi living from the mid-first to early-second centuries CE. She has presented her research on Greek and Latin historiography during the Roman Imperial era at five international conferences, in addition to regional conference events, and has two single-author papers published, with a third forthcoming. In addition to her dissertation research, Rebecca also serves as the co-director of the finds lab for Cosa Excavations in Tuscany, Italy, where she will be returning this summer for her fifth season on the project. Rebecca graduated magna cum laude from St. Olaf College, majoring in both classics and ancient studies, and received an M.A. in classics from U.Va. in 2016. Next year, Rebecca will complete her dissertation with the support of U.Va.’s Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

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