Kristi Eastin, Ph.D.

Chair, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Associate Professor of Classics and Humanities

Office: Peters Business Building, Room 393A 
Phone: (559) 278-2387 | FAX: (559) 278-7878
email: keastin@csufresno.edu

Classical Studies Program Faculty
MCLL Faculty Resident

Bio

Kristi A. Eastin was born in Billings, Montana and grew up in the heart of the central San Joaquin Valley of California in the small farming town of Reedley.  She graduated from Reedley High School, worked herself through college for a time, and found herself employed as a professional cyclist until 1999.  In 2000 she entered college in earnest at California State University, Fresno, where she earned a B.A. in English Literature with a Minor in Latin.  During her time at CSU Fresno she was the recipient of Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Fellow, 2001-2002, the Tokalon Memorial Award for Women, 2001-2002, and was the Honorable Mention for CSU, William Randolph Hearst—CSU Trustee’s Award in 2001. 

In 2002, she entered the graduate program in Comparative Literature at Brown University and received her Ph.D. in 2009. Her dissertation, Virgil and the Visual Imagination: Illustrative Programs from Antiquity to John Ogilby (1654), examines the Virgilian illustrative tradition with emphasis on the Georgics. Ms. Eastin’s work on illustrated editions of Virgil won her a Research Grant from the Friends of the Princeton University Library (2006-2007) to work in the exceptional Junius S. Morgan Virgil collection at Princeton.  She has recently written an essay on seventeenth-century illustrations of Virgil’s Aeneid entitled, “The Aeneas of Virgil: A Dramatic Performance Presented in the Original Latin by John Ogilby”, to be published in the forthcoming Companion to Virgil, eds. Joseph Farrell and Michael J. Putnam (Blackwell 2009).

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Education   

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Brown University (May, 2009)
Dissertation: “Virgil and the Visual Imagination: Illustrative Programs from Antiquity to John Ogilby (1654)”

M.A. in Comparative Literature, Brown University (December, 2006)
Aestiva Romae Latinitas, Reginald Foster, Rome  (2005)

B.A. in English Literature with a Minor in Latin, California State University, Fresno (May, 2001)

Teaching Experience      

California State University, Fresno,
Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures —
Lecturer in Humanities and Latin

Courses taught from Fall 2007–Spring 2009:

“Humanities of Ancient Rome”
“Humanities from Antiquity to the Renaissance”
“Humanities from the Baroque to the Modern”
“Classical Mythology and World Humanities” 
“Latin 132: Classical Mythology”
“Latin 131T: Advanced Grammar”
“Latin 1A:  Introductory Latin”

Brown University, Department of Comparative Literature — Teaching Fellow

“History of the English Language” (Spring, 2006)
 “Fantastic and Existential Literature of Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil” (Spring, 2005)
“Rites of Passage” (Fall, 2005 & 2006)
“Fiction of the Relationship” (Spring and Fall, 2004)

Awards, Honors and Affiliations

Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship, Brown University, 2006-2007
Research Grant, Princeton University Library, 2006-2007
University Fellowship, Brown University, 2002-2004
Summer Fellowship, Brown University, 2002-2003
Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Fellow, 2001-2002
Tokalon Memorial Award for Women, 2001-2002
CSU, William Randolph Hearst—CSU Trustee’s Award,
Honorable Mention, 2001
McClatchy Scholarship, in the area of Classical Studies, 2000-2001

Presentations and Publications  

Forthcoming, “The Aeneas of Virgil: A Dramatic Performance Presented in the Original Latin by John Ogilby”, Joseph Farrell and Michael C. J. Putnam, eds, Blackwell's Companion to Virgil's Aeneid (Blackwell, 2009).

2003, “Livy’s Ab Urba Condita: Propoganda, Invective or Speculum Principis?,”
Yale University, Department of Classics Graduate Student Symposium