Talia Boylan is a second-year graduate student in the Department of Classics. She received a B.A. in classics from Harvard College, where she wrote her senior honors thesis on Seamus Heaney’s translation of Aeneid VI. Thereafter, she completed the MSt course at Oxford in classical languages and literature. Her master’s dissertation addressed the reception of Eustathius’ commentaries on Homer in the writings of Angelo Poliziano, a fifteenth-century Italian humanist. Talia’s research interests include the history of classical scholarship, Latin and Greek historiography, and classical reception in twentieth-century English poetry.
She is currently conducting archival research on the twenty-seven women who received PhDs in classics from Yale in the fifty-year period following the admission of women to the Graduate School in 1892. She intends to share her findings with the broader community by creating a Story Map that charts the journeys made by the aforementioned twenty-seven women classicists before and after their doctoral work at Yale.
Annabelle Hutchinson is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Yale University. Her work focuses on gender, class, and racial inequality in American politics.
Annabelle’s dissertation and WFF Fellow’s Project asks a controversial question: What happens when men’s long standing social and economic power is threatened? In light of women’s phenomenal economic and social progress in the United States over the last century, this project seeks to understand if there has been a sexist backlash in response to relatively poor economic conditions for some men and the changing economic and social power of men relative to women.