Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts
Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies


Kristen Baxter

Kristen Baxter

Assistant Teaching Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
313 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