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Curriculum Vitae 
Jed W. Atkins
Box 90103, Durham, NC 27708-0103
(919) 684-2695 (office)
jed.atkins@duke.edu (email)

Education:

Ph.D. University of Cambridge (UK), 2009
B.A. Bowdoin College, 2004
M.Phil. University of Cambridge (UK), 2005

Areas of Research

Cicero; Greek, Roman, and early Christian political and moral philosophy; history of political thought

Professional Experience / Employment History

    Duke University
        Assistant Professor of Classics, 2009

Visiting Positions

    Lecturer in Classics, University of London, 2008 - 2009
    Part-time
    Postgraduate Tutorial Assistant in Classics, University of London, 2008 - 2009
    Part-time

Publications

   Books

Atkins, JW. Roman Political Thought.  Cambridge University Press,  248 pages.
Atkins, JW. Cicero on Politics and the Limits of Reason: The Republic and Laws.  Cambridge University Press, . [9781107043589]

   Articles

Atkins, JW. "Non-domination and the libera res publica in Cicero's Republicanism." History of European Ideas  vol. 44 no. 6, Informa UK Limited  756-773. [doi]
Atkins, JW. "Natural Law and Civil Religion: De legibus, Book II"." Ciceros Staatsphilosophie. Edited by Hoeffe, O.  vol. 64   167-186.
Atkins, JW. "Zeno's Republic, plato's Laws, and the early development of stoic natural law theory." Polis: the Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought  vol. 32 no. 1, BRILL  166-190. [doi]
Atkins, JW. "Constitution and Empire in Roman Republican Thought." Rome Museums and World Civilizations Peyking University Press . Chinese translation
Atkins, JW. "A revolutionary doctrine? Cicero's natural right teaching in Mably and Burke." Classical Receptions Journal  vol. 6 no. 2, Oxford University Press (OUP)  177-197. [doi]
Atkins, JW. "Euripides's orestes and the concept of conscience in Greek philosophy." Journal of the History of Ideas  vol. 75 no. 1, Johns Hopkins University Press  1-22. [doi]
Atkins, JW. "Cicero, Marcus Tullius (106–43 BCE)." The Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Edited by Gibbons, M.  WILEY-BLACKWELL  489-498.
Atkins, JW. "Cicero on the Relationship between Plato’s Republic and Laws." Ancient Approaches to Plato’s Republic. Edited by Sheppard, A. BICS Supplement 117   15-34.
Atkins, JW. "Greek and Roman Political Philosophy." Oxford Bibliographies in "Classics". Edited by Dee Clayman.  Oxford University Press . (Li nk)
Atkins, JW. "The argument on De Re Publica and the Songe de Scipion (Dream of Scipio)." Les Études Philosophiques  vol. 99 no. 4, CAIRN  455-469. [doi]
Atkins, JW. "The officia of St. Ambrose's de officiis." Journal of Early Christian Studies  vol. 19 no. 1, Johns Hopkins University Press  49-77. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]

   Book & Monograph Reviews

Atkins, JW, "Ethics and the Orator: The Ciceronian Tradition of Political Morality by Gary A. Remer". Political Theory   1-6.
Atkins, JW, Review of Catherine Steel, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Cicero (Cambridge, 2013).   . [Atkins%20on%20Steel.pdf]
Atkins, JW, Cicero's Philosophica (Review of Yelena Baraz, A Written Republic. Cicero's Philosophical Politics). The Classical Review 63 2  417-419. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]

   Other

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Democracy and Law: Ancient and Modern, Humanities Writ Large Mellon Grant, 2014-15

Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Classical Studies, Duke University, 2014-15

Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Classical Studies, Duke University, 2013-14

Democracy: Ancient and Modern, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University, 0 2013

Elected ‘Scholar’ of Sidney Sussex College, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, 2007

Howard Studentship, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, 2007-2008

Goold Classics Prize in Latin and Greek, Bowdoin College, 2004

Keasbey Memorial Foundation Scholarship, Keasbey Memorial Foundation, 2004-2006

Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa Society, 2004

Philo Sherman Bennett Priz, Bowdoin College, 2004

Hannibal Hamlin Emery Prize in Latin, Bowdoin College, 2003

James and Sarah Bowdoin Scholar, Bowdoin College, 2001-2004

Conferences Organized
Panel Organizer & Participant : UK Classical Association Annual Conference, Panel Organizer & Participant : UK Classical Association Annual Conference. April 2009, April, 2009

Professional Lectures

  Invited Lectures:

Gratitude: An Ancient Virtue for the Modern World, Wheaton, 12 April 2018
Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism in Cicero's De officiis, University of Chicago, 1 April 2018
Cicero on Athenian Democracy and Its Critics, France, 1 March 2018
Hope and Empire in the Dream of Scipio, Paris, France, 1 March 2018
Plato’s Laws, Zeno’s Republic, and the Early Development of Stoic Natural Law Theory, Cornell University, March 10, 2014
Cicero on Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism in De officiis, American Philological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, January, 2014
Plato’s Laws and the Development of Stoic Natural Law Theory, American Philological Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, January, 2013
Plato’s Laws and the Development of Stoic Natural Law Theory, Northeastern Political Science Association, November, 2012
Natural Law and the Laws of Cicero's De Legibus, American Philological Association Annual Meeting, January, 2012
Cicero on Constitutional Change and the Mixed Constitution, University of Virginia, January, 2012
The First Founding Father? The Greeks and the Mixed Regime, University of Virginia, January 28, 2011
Political Society and Citizens' Rights in Cicero's Republic, University of Virginia, January 28, 2011
Polybius and Cicero on Constitutional Change and the Mixed Constitution, Polybius: Historian-Philosopher?, University of Oxford, May, 2008
Cicero's Skepticism and Politics, 1st Century BC Philosphy Seminar, University of Cambridge, February, 2008
History and Constitutional Change: Plato Republic 8 in the Political Theory of Cicero and Polybius, London, November, 2007
The Officia of St. Ambrose’s De Officiis, University of Cambridge, October, 2007
The Argument of De Republica and the Dream of Scipio, University of Oxford, May, 2007
Foundations of Justice in De Republica 3, Political Thought and Intellectual History Workship, University of Cambridge, October, 2006
  Conference Papers:
Cicero on Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism in De officiis, Chicago, Illinois, January, 2014
Plato’s Laws and the Development of Stoic Natural Law Theory, American Philological Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, January, 2013
Natural Law and the Laws of Cicero's De Legibus, American Philological Association Annual Meeting, January, 2012
Cicero on the Mixed Regime, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, September, 2011
Rights in Cicero’s Political Philosophy, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, September 2010, September, 2010
Rights in Roman Law and Political Thought, New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Newport, Rhode Island, April 23, 2010
Which life is best? Cicero and the Choice between the Lives of Philosophy and Politics, UK Classical Association Annual Conference, Glasgow, April, 2009
Polybius on Constitutional Change and the Mixed Constitution, Northeast Political Science Association Annual Conference, Boston, November, 2008
Cicero's Philosophical Affiliations in De Legibus, UK Classical Association Annual Conference, Liverpool, March, 2008
  Other:
Cicero on the Justice of War, Durham, UK, 1 February 2018
Cicero on Rhetoric and Political Judgment: Oratory as Drama, Toronto, 1 January 2017
"Liberty and Equality: Ancient and Modern Perspectives (Vonnegut's 'Harrison Bergeron' and Aristotle's Politics 3.12)", Duke University, 12 November 2016
Natural law and civil religion: Cicero, De legibus book 2, Tuebingen, Germany, 18 February 2016
Citizens’ Rights and the libera res publica, University College London, 5 June 2015
Liberty and Empire in Roman ‘Republican’ Thought, University of Wisconsin, 10 April 2015
The Hellenization of Christianity? Greco-Roman Philosophy and Early Christian Thought, Cornell University, Chesterton House, 19 October 2014
Realism, Empire, and Just War Theory in Roman Political Thought, Middlebury College, 15 October 2014
Political Society and Citizens' Rights in Cicero's De republica, University of Virginia, January 28, 2011
Rights in Roman Law and Political Thought, Duke Brown Bag Colloquium, April 08, 2010
Foundations of Justice in Cicero De Republica 3, University of Cambridge,Trinity College, 1 October 2006
Ancient Political Theory Panelist and Respondent for Dennis Bathory, “Augustinian Moment”, 1 April 2004

Professional Service

  University Committees/Service

Member of the Humanities Writ Large Steering Committee
Oversight of Graduate Instruction for Introductory Latin Sequence. 2010 - 2015, Oversight of Graduate Instruction for Introductory Latin Sequence
provide record of instructors’ development of teaching and as well as informal feedback; provide guidance in setting of syllabus; 2010-present.
Convener of the Department of Classical Studies’ Pedagogical Working Group, Convener, August, 2010 - May, 2012
The pedagogy working group meets bi-weekly during term to discuss matters related to teaching. Meetings are open to everyone who teaches for Classical Studies, both faculty and graduate instructors. Topics covered range from self-presentation to designing syllabi. The purpose of the group is to offer support for the department's instructors, especially graduate instructors who may be teaching a course (or a course of a certain nature) for the first time.
Refugees, Rights, and Resettlement, Faculty Facilitator, January 8, 2012 - January 10, 2012
Orientation Program “Faculty Outings: Duke, Durham, and Beyond”, Faculty Leader
Residential Assistant for Undergraduates, 2005 - 2006
Departmental Representative for Arts and Sciences Council, Classical Studies Faculty Representative, July 01, 2011 - August 01, 2012

  Departmental Committees/Service

Latin Reading list exams, 2013 - present
Setting and grading Latin reading list exams
Classics Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar, Michaelmas Term, Chair, 2007
Michaelmas Term
Preliminary Examinations Committee, August, 2011 - present
Responsible for reading preliminary exams in the areas of history and literature.

  Community Service

American Journal of Philology, Journal of the History of Ideas, European Journal for Political Theory, Referee

Professional Affiliations

    American Philological Association
    Société internationale des Amis de Cicéron (SIAC)
    American Political Science Association

Last modified: 2019/06/17