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Cassandra Casias, Assistant Professor

Cassandra Casias

Roman history; families, slavery, and sexuality in the ancient Mediterranean; late antiquity; early Christian bishops and their congregations; Roman Africa; ancient medicine; Roman law.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  421 Campus Drive, Allen 233, Duke Box # 90103, Durham, NC 27708-0103
Office Phone:  (919) 681-4292
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2022):

  • CLST 308.01, ROMAN LAW Synopsis
    Gray 228, TuTh 03:30 PM-04:45 PM
    (also cross-listed as HISTORY 240.01, POLSCI 381.01)
Teaching (Spring 2023):

  • CLST 290S.01, SPECIAL TOPICS Synopsis
    TBA, TuTh 03:30 PM-04:45 PM
    (also cross-listed as HISTORY 390S.07)
  • LATIN 768S.01, SEMINAR LAT LIT II (TOP) Synopsis
    Allen 229, W 12:00 PM-02:30 PM
Office Hours:

Allen 233D or online by appointment

Ph.D.Emory University2019
M.A.University of Colorado - Boulder2013
B.A.Colorado College2011

Experience (Religion) in children • Experience (Religion) in women • Greek Religion • Greek Sexuality • History of sexuality • Late Antiquity • Patristic Greek Literature • Patristic Latin Literature • Religion • Religion and Sex • Religion historians • Religion in literature • Roman History: Imperial • Roman History: Provinces • Roman law • Roman Religion • Roman Sexuality • Slavery • Women and religion

Recent Publications

  1. Casias, C, Women in Late Antique North Africa (In the Writings of Augustine and Other Church Fathers) (September, 2022), In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History. Oxford University Press
  2. Casias, CMM, Rebel Nuns and the Bishop Historian: The Competing Voices of Radegund and Gregory, Studies in Late Antiquity, vol. 6 no. 1 (March, 2022), pp. 5-34, University of California Press [doi]  [abs]
  3. Casias, CMM, Sinful Slave-Owners in Augustine's Sermons, Journal of Late Antiquity, vol. 11 no. 1 (2018), pp. 111-128, Project Muse [doi]
  4. Casias, C, The Vulnerable Slave-Owner in Augustine’s Sermons, Studia Patristica no. 98 (2017), pp. 641-652

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