Greene, Victoria

Field: Ancient; Advisor: Ma; Year: 2019

Victoria Greene (she/her/hers) is a PhD candidate in ancient history. She focuses on the ancient Greek world, primarily in the fifth century BCE, and explores topics of gender, slavery, and warfare in her work. She has also completed the ISSG Graduate Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and incorporates feminist theory into her scholarship on the ancient world. Her dissertation project, Gendered Warfare in the Polis Landscape: The Experiences of Women in the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BCE), sheds light on the experiences of women in the Peloponnesian War and analyzes this conflict through the lens of gender.  It critically examines gender as an axis of power in the late fifth century BCE polis landscape and explores themes of space, bodies, vulnerabilities, and war efforts.
Outside of her research, Victoria is a co-founder and co-organizer of Columbia’s Feminist History Workshop and has served as the History Department TA Liaison for the 2021 and 2022 calendar years.  Prior to beginning her work at Columbia she earned her BA in Ancient History and Classical Languages and Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, where she received the Rose Award for Undergraduate Research and the College Alumni Society Prize in Classical Studies, and was invited to present her research as a Plenary Speaker at the Ivy League Undergraduate Research Symposium.