Amy Russell has received the Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit from the Society for Classical Studies for her book, The Politics of Public Space in Republican Rome (Cambridge 2016). Amy received her PhD in AHMA in 2011, and is now Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at Durham University. The citation lauds the way "Russell delves into textual sources with fine-tuned interpretive skills, into the archaeological record with a sharp eye for detail, and with discerning judgement into theoretical literature on the spatial turn, behavioral methodology, and hotly debated questions of the shape of Roman Republican politics."
Berkeley's scholars of antiquity have been frequently recognized for the distinction of their work with the Goodwin Award in recent years. Amy is joined this year by Jim Porter of Rhetoric and Classics as a fellow Goodwin recipient. Recent past recipients include Leslie Kurke (2012), Susanna Elm (2013), and Emily Mackil (2015). Congratulations to Amy!