Personal profile

Research overview

Christopher Anaforian is currently a PhD candidate at the University of St Andrews, supervised by Dr Henry Stead. He completed his BA in History with an emphasis in Middle Eastern and European history, and a Minor in Classics from the University of San Francisco (2020). Following that, in 2023, he completed his MLitt at the University of St Andrews (with Distinction) writing his dissertation on the reception of Rome in socialist magazines.

His PhD project explores working-class reception in the United States during the interwar period. The primary focus of this project is the publishing series, the Little Blue Books published by Emanuel Haldeman-Julius in Girard, Kansas.

His main research interests are generally related to Classical Reception with a particular focus on:

  • Working-class access to classical culture
  • Marxist interpretations of ancient history and literature
  • Race, Gender, and Class disparities in accessing classical culture

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Letters, Salus populi suprema lex esto: Twentieth-Century American Socialists and Roman Reception

5 Sept 202226 Sept 2023

Award Date: 29 Nov 2023

Bachelor of Arts, University of San Francisco

15 Aug 201714 May 2020

Award Date: 14 May 2020