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Marcus Folch

Associate Professor of Classics

Marcus Folch joined the Columbia Classics Department in 2009, after receiving his B.A. in Classics from Cornell University in 2000 and his Ph.D. in Classics from Stanford University in 2006. From 2007-2009 he was Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Richmond; from 2006-2007 he was Visiting Lecturer in Classical Studies also at the University of Richmond. 

He is the author of The City and the Stage: Performance, Genre, and Gender in Plato's Laws (Oxford University Press), and his interests include ancient Greek literature, philosophy, rhetoric, performance studies, gender theory, and the history of punishment and incarceration.  His second book project, provisionally entitled Bondage, Incarceration, and the Prison in Ancient Greece and Rome: A Cultural and Literary History, offers (as the title suggests) a history of incarceration and the prison in the ancient world.


Ph.D., Stanford University

B.A., Cornell University