Professor Jeffrey Ulrich teaches Ancient Greek and Latin literatures and literary cultures, with particular focus on the literature from the early centuries of the Roman empire. Professor Ulrich originally graduated from the Rutgers College Honors Program (’08) with degrees in Classics and Mathematics, and finished a PhD in Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His current book project analyzes the reception of Greek and Roman philosophy in a 2nd century novel (one of the earliest “novels” ever written), The Golden Ass, written by the North African orator and performer, Apuleius. He is also interested in the study of time and space in ancient novels, and is working on a secondary project on the influence of time-measurement devices on narrative and the representation of experience across the extant corpus of the ancient novels (Greek and Roman). Before attending graduate school, Professor Ulrich taught mathematics at a private school in Brooklyn, NY. In his free time, he enjoys writing and playing music, making homemade pizza and pasta, and learning new languages.
- Department of Classics