College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dr. Gina White

Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 1035


Gina White has been an Assistant Professor in the KU Department of Classics since 2018. She has degrees from Oxford University (B.A/M.A.), the University of Pennsylvania (M.A.), and Princeton University (PhD), where she wrote her dissertation on Cicero’s translations of Greek in his philosophical works. Her research focuses on the development of Greek philosophy in the Roman world, and its presence in Latin literature. She has worked on issues such as Cicero’s use of dialogue form in his philosophical texts, the reception of Plato’s Timaeus in the Latin speaking world, and the ethics of philanthropy in the ancient world. At KU, she has taught courses in Latin language and literature, as well as Ancient Politics and Roman culture. Gina is also interested in the literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world more generally, and is happy to talk to any students interested in learning more about the subject.


Ph.D., Classics (Program in Classical Philosophy), Princeton University

M.A. Classics, University of Pennsylvania

B.A., M.A., Literae Humaniores, Brasenose College, Oxford University


Teaching Interests

  • Latin Language
  • Latin Literature
  • Ancient Roman culture
  • Ancient Philosophy


Research Interests

  • Latin prose
  • Ancient philosophy and its later reception
  • Ancient political thought
  • Roman intellectual history
  • Translation studies

Selected Publications

2017. “Review: Cesare Cuttica, Gaby Mahlberg (eds) Patriarchal Moments: Reading Patriarchal Texts. Bloomsbury.” BMCR.
2017. “Review: Stefano Maso: Grasp and Dissent: Cicero and Epicurean Philosophy”, Classical Review. 67.2, Oct 2017.
2017. “The Ethics of Philanthropy: Ancient Answers to Modern Questions”, The European Legacy Journal, Routledge/Taylor and Francis, 2017.

Selected Presentations

2019 “Serious Play: Re-examining Cicero’s Paradoxa Stoicorum,” CAMWS Annual Meeting, Lincoln, NE. 

2019 “Homer without the Calories,” Ilias Latina Workshop, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

2018 “An Accident of Accidents: The Problem of Time in Epicureanism,” Vanderbilt University. ​

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