Library Faculty, Staff & Students
Rebecka Lindau, Head
Areas of interest: Ancient Greek philology, archaic and classical periods, Alcman and Euripides. Modern Greek history. Italian Medieval and Renaissance art and book history. Deer, pigeons, cats, mountains, oceans, trees. Vegan foods. Favorite ancient authors/thinkers: Aeschylus, Plato, Plutarch; modern authors/thinkers: Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, Jules Verne, Franz Kafka, Virginia Woolf, Lisa Tetzner, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Alice Walker, Jane Goodall, Cornel West, Malala Yousafzai, Greta Thunberg.
Mike Braunlin, Bibliographer
Areas of interest: Late Roman and Byzantine numismatics and history. Late Latin philology. Medieval Greece. My dogs and horse. The Rolling Stones. Favorite ancient author: Catullus; modern authors: Geoffrey Chaucer, Bram Stoker, Nikos Kazantzakis, A. Edward Newton, John Waters, various authors of the Paston Letters, Carolyn Arends.
Shannan Stewart, Library Specialist
Areas of interest: Classical archaeology. Hellenistic pottery. Succulents. Ohio Taft family history. Art Deco architecture in Cincinnati. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum. Favorite author: Thomas Hardy.
Angelica Wisenbarger, Digital Consultant
Areas of interest: "I am not really interested in anything, but I paint with gouache (angelicawisenbargerart.com) and play several instruments, all of which have strings. My favorite thinker was Norm Macdonald. Back when I had the gumption to read for pleasure, I liked Isaac Singer's short stories. Honestly, I think only comedians have much to say, even when it's nothing."
Zeke Pierson, Student Worker
Areas of interest: "I am an anthropology major beginning to focus on bioanth, particularly the bio-cultural intersections between behavior and hormones. My goal is to combine a historic approach to culture and a nuanced approach to biology." Favorite authors: Pierre Bourdieu, Margaret Mead, and Charles Seeger "to get some of that ethnomusicology!"
Rebecca Jogan, Student Worker
Areas of interest: Ceramics. Sculpture. Themed entertainment. Classical antiquity. Art history. Dance. Interior design. Architecture. Fashion. Baking. Fantasy. Nerd culture. Favorite authors and thinkers: Walter Miller Jr., Suzi Gablik, William Shakespeare, David Hume.
Grace Suhadolnik, Student Worker
Areas of interest: Public history. Film and television. Playing the clarinet. Musical theatre. Exploring bookstores. Favorite authors/thinkers: Ruta Sepetys, Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, Greta Gerwig, Maggie Stiefvater, Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Ellie Kammerer, Student Worker
Areas of interest: Ancient Greek poetry. Etymology. Cellular biology. Immunology. Favorite ancient authors: Homer, Hesiod, and Vergil; modern authors: Richard Preston, Madeline Miller, and James Dashner.
Elaine Suer, Student Worker
Areas of Interest: "Academically at the University of Cincinnati, I am getting a degree in Classics with minors in Information Technology and Asian Studies. In my free time, I enjoy learning Mandarin and Spanish. Besides language study, I enjoy reading, knitting, sewing, and cross-stitch embroidery." Favorite authors: "I think that that is hard to choose, but I would say my favorite modern authors would probably be Susanna Clarke, Joe Abercrombie, and Garth Nix (all fantasy authors - my favorite genre)."
Andrew Rivadeneira, Student Worker
Areas of interest: Classical art and archaeology. Ancient, especially Roman, history. Cultures and discrepant identity. Sports. Anime. Gaming. Hiking. Favorite ancient authors: Herodotus, Plutarch, Thucydides, Procopius; modern authors: Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway, Walt Whitman.
Amanda Stokes, Student Worker
Areas of Interest: Ancient history and material culture. Road trips with no set destination. Podcasts. Cooking. Design. Guitar and music production. Favorite creators and thinkers: Brandon Sanderson, Dustin Kensrus, Heraclitus, and whoever runs the @SparkNotes Twitter.