Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts

Department ofClassics and Ancient
Mediterranean Studies

Kristen Baxter

Kristen Baxter
Associate Teaching Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
310A Weaver Building University Park , PA 16802
Pronouns: She/Her


My research interests lie in archaic Greek poetry, especially choral lyric. My dissertation examined the significance of prayer in Pindar’s epinician odes, specifically the way that Pindar uses the odes to facilitate communication between the victor (and his family) and the gods. Currently I am collaborating with Dr. Lowell Edmunds on a project studying the epithets of Helen in archaic poetry.

Education Details:

Ph.D. in Classics, Rutgers University (2012)
B.A. in Classics, Villanova University (2005)
Kristen Baxter