Michele Asuni

Michele Asuni

Postdoctoral Fellow

michele.asuni@jhu.edu
Biography

Michele Asuni earned a BA in Classics from the University of Pisa, Italy and an MA in Ancient History and Classical Philology from the same institution before obtaining his PhD from The Johns Hopkins University. His current project explores how the ancient Greeks used color to characterize emotions across literary genres, media and time periods, with a special focus on issues of materiality, embodiment, and the intersections between scientific thought and aesthetics. Michele has received residential fellowships from the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the Hardt Foundation for the Study of Classical Antiquity, and the Max Kade Foundation. His approach to both research and writing is profoundly interdisciplinary. An avid reader and translator, he recently published an English translation of an Italian book about The Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece for Princeton University Press.