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Park, Arum
Associate Professor

Arum Park has been at the University of Arizona since 2015. She has published on Archaic and Classical Greek poetry, the ancient Greek Novel, and Augustan poetry, as well as public-facing pieces on #metoo in ancient Greco-Roman literature, race and diversity in Classics, and Classical reception. Her research and teaching interests include gender, truth, intertextuality, and race and ethnicity. The daughter of Korean immigrants, she currently co-chairs the Asian and Asian American Classical Caucus.



Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus. University of Michigan Press. 2023. Featured in Pasts Imperfect

Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thought. Essays in Honor of Peter M. Smith. Editor, collection of essays. Routledge. 2017.

  • “Introduction: Resemblance and Reality as Interpretive Lens.” With Mary Pendergraft. In Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thought.
  • “Reality, Illusion, or Both? Cloud-Women in Stesichorus and Pindar.” In Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thought.


Public Scholarship


  • Quintilian: The Latin Teacher Podcast. “Diversity in Classical Languages Teaching.” June 25, 2023. (podcast)
  • “Staging the Eternal Questions of Antigone.” Books and Bridges virtual series. November 2, 2022. (video)
  • “Uses of Stealth Latin.” With Annie Huynh. Diversity and Inclusion in the Latin Classroom, Cambridge University Press Education. December 2021. (video)
  • "The Transformation of a Classic." In “Transformation: Story, Character & Meaning Across Time & Space.” Tucson Humanities Festival: Storytelling, October 20, 2021. Presentation and discussion with Jennifer Donahue, Faith Harden, and Kaoru Hayashi. (video)
  • Khameleon Classics Podcast. “Why Diversify Classics? A Conversation with Shivaike Shah of Khameleon Productions. 2021. (podcast)
  • “Diversity in Classics: Understanding It, Appreciating It.” Tucson Humanities Festival: Toward Justice. October 26, 2020. PechaKucha presentation and discussion with Bryan Carter and Jonathan Jae-an Crisman. (video)
  • College of Charleston, Classical Charleston. Diversifying Classics, Multicultural Voices in Classical Scholarship.” February 28, 2019. (video)


Currently Teaching

CLAS 498H – Honors Thesis

An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.