Chris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics. His research applies the tools and techniques of digital humanities and the analytical methodologies of Classics to social historical problems. He is currently developing a hybrid, geo-temporal publication entitled Spectacle in the Forum: Visualizing the Roman Aristocratic Funeral of the Middle Republic, which is a study of material and literary contexts set within a digital laboratory. He is also working on an experiential “Walk with the Dead: a Funerary Cityscape of Ancient Rome” to appear in A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman World.
His work on the Roman world connects to a larger discussion on the evolution of scholarly tools and communication. In his role as an Associate Director of the UCLA Experiential Technologies Center, he has worked for or collaborated on cultural mapping projects set in Bolivia, Peru, Albania, Iceland, Spain, Italy, and Turkey.