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William Johnson

Professor of Classical Studies
Classical Studies
Box 90103, Durham, NC 27708-0103
236 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office hours Office hours only appointment, on Zoom  


William A. Johnson works broadly in the cultural history of Greece and Rome, with particular interest in ancient books, readers, and reading, and with a general interest in how literary pursuits intersect with cultural context in antiquity.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Classical Studies · 2010 - Present Classical Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Co-Director, Manuscript Migration Lab, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute · 2020 - Present John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, University Institutes and Centers
Divisional Dean of Humanities · 2020 - Present Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Yale University · 1992 Ph.D.