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Classical Studies


Given its close association with the College’s Program in Greece, the Classical Studies program at Lake Forest, and faculty associated with it, encourage students to pursue their passions in an interdisciplinary context and apply their knowledge of the classical world to studies and future careers in fields such as art, philosophy, archaeology, history, sociology, anthropology, communications, cultural studies, library science, museum studies, and many other avenues of intellectual, public, and business life.

  • Rui Zhu
    Professor of Philosophy

    Areas of Study:  Asian and comparative philosophy, Plato, philosophy of mind

  • Janet McCracken
    Professor and Chair of Philosophy

    Areas of Study:  aesthetics, history of philosophy, gender studies, film

  • Ahmad Sadri
    Gorter Professor of Islamic World Studies and Professor of Sociology, Chair of Islamic World Studies

    Areas of Study: social theory, political sociology, sociology of religion, sociology of film, sociology of intellectuals

  • Richard Pettengill
    Associate Professor and Chair of Theater, Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

    Areas of Study: dramaturgy, performance studies, renaissance drama, theater history

  • Anna Trumbore Jones
    Professor and Chair of History

    Areas of Study: ancient and medieval history

  • Linda Horwitz
    Associate Professor of Communication, Chair of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies

    Areas of Study:  feminist rhetoric, history of rhetoric, American public address

  • Richard Fisher
    Associate Professor of German, Chair of Classical Studies

    Areas of Study:  Goethezeit, modern German literature, literary genres, epic literature, comparative studies

  • David Boden
    Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair of Sociology and Anthropology (spring)

    Areas of Study:  cultural sociology, law and social policy, research methods, community and identity