Dr Kelli Rudolph
Lecturer in Classics and Philosophy
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Office: R W3.E5
Office Hours: On maternity leave
Dr. Rudolph studied Classics at Princeton (AB 2002) and Cambridge (MPhil 2003). After a year at Columbia University, she returned to Cambridge where she completed a PhD on ancient atomism (2009). Before joining the Classical and Archaeological Studies Department at Kent, Dr. Rudolph was an Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University and concurrently held a post-doctoral research fellowship at Oxford University.
Dr. Rudolph has broad interests in the ancient intellectual tradition. She specialises in the study of ancient philosophy and science, especially issues related to ancient physics and epistemology. She welcomes enquiries from students wishing to pursue research in these areas.
Her work on ancient theories of perception inaugurated a broader interest in ancient sensory studies. Her contributions to the Senses in Antiquity Series (Routledge), explore the way ancient thinkers develop theoretical approaches to the senses, particularly those of sight and taste. Her recently published edited volume, Taste and the Ancient Senses (Routledge 2018) https://www.routledge.com/Taste-and-the-Ancient-Senses/Rudolph/p/book/9781844658695, is the first of its kind to explore the ancient sense of taste. Her research investigates the cultural and intellectual development of attitudes and theories about the senses. Dr. Rudolph is currently working on the development of Presocratic sensory theory, and its "afterlife" in the Hellenistic philosophy.back to top
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Dr. Rudolph has extensive experience teaching modules on ancient philosophy, Greek and Latin at all levels, and more general classics modules, with a special focus on Greek and Hellenistic literature and history.back to top