Emma Dench was educated at the University of Oxford (BA Hons. Literae Humaniores and D.Phil. in Ancient History). She was appointed Professor of the Classics and of History at Harvard University in 2006. She has been a Rome Scholar at the British School at Rome, a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and a Visiting Professor at Harvard.
Her most recent book is Romulus’ Asylum: Roman Identities from the Age of Alexander to the Age of Hadrian (Oxford UP, 2005), and she is currently completing Imperialism and Culture in the Roman World (Cambridge UP).