Assistant Professor of Classics (University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. 2008)
Professor Nelsestuen primarily studies Latin literature and Roman cultural history. He is currently completing a monograph on the first century BC Roman statesman and intellectual, Marcus Terentius Varro. In addition to his work on Varro, he has written articles on Cicero’s political philosophy and Vergil’s Aeneid. He teaches courses on Greek and Latin language and literature as well as Roman civilization, the religions of the ancient Mediterranean world, and ancient and modern conspiracies.