Julie Nishimura-Jensen

Julie Nishimura-Jensen

Lecturer in Classical Studies; Director, Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classical Studies


  • PhD, Classics, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1996 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Classics, Carleton College, 1987

Research and teaching interests:

  • Greek and Latin literature, especially Hellenistic poetry

Selected publications:

  • "The poetics of Aethalides: silence and poikilia in Apollonius' Argonautica," CQ 48 (1998) 456-469
  • "Unstable Geographies: The Moving Landscape in Apollonius' Argonautica and Callimachus' Hymn to Delos" TAPhA 130 (2000) 287-317

Recent courses:

  • Undergraduate
    • Elementary and Intermediate Greek 
  • Post-baccalaureate
    • Euripides
    • Homeric and Callimachean hymns
    • Didactic poetry
    • Lucretius
    • The Argo myth

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