Spring 2023: On leave, office hours by appointment only
Ph.D. – University of Chicago, 2016
B.A. – Northwestern University, 2006
Professor Sailakshmi Ramgopal is a Roman historian whose work explores mobilities and identities in the Roman world. Romans Abroad: Citizenship, Place, and Empire, her current book project, identifies the particular logics and changing modalities by which associations of Roman traders interacted with non-Romans outside the Italian peninsula, and traces the long-term, recursive effects of those dynamic interactions on the sociopolitical structures and cultural frameworks of the Roman empire. Other interests include the comparative study of diasporas, resistance, and the reception of classics in colonial and postcolonial India and North Africa. Professor Ramgopal was a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome (2014).
Romans Abroad: Citizenship, Place, and Empire (in progress)
Articles and Chapters
2018: “Mobility.” In A Cultural History of Western Empires in Antiquity, ed. C.F. Noreña, 131-152. New York: Bloomsbury Academic UK.
2017: “One and Many: Associations of Roman Citizens in Greece.” In Social Dynamics under Roman Rule: Mobility and Status Change in the Provinces of Achaia and Macedonia, ed. A. Rizakis and S. Zoumbaki, 407–25. Meletemata 74. Athens: National Hellenic Research Foundation.
2025: Futures of Ancient Greek and Roman History, with N. Morley. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (in preparation).
2022: “Connectivity and Disconnectivity in the Roman Empire.” Journal of Roman Studies 112, 215-235.