Anna Uhlig


Position Title
Associate Professor of Classics
Chair of Classics Program
Chair of Graduate Designated Emphasis in Classics and Classical Receptions
Undergraduate Advisor

706 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
Tues 12-1pm, Weds 10-11 am or by appointment

Education and Degree(s):

  • PhD, Princeton University (2011)
  • MPhil, University of Cambridge (2005)
  • B.A. (1st), King's College Cambridge (2004)



Anna Uhlig came to Davis in 2013 after holding a JRF at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Her research focuses on questions of performance and poetics in the Greek Mediterranean. 

At UC Davis she currently serves as Director of the Graduate Designated Emphasis in Classics and Classical Receptions and as an Undergraduate Advisor for Classics and is delighted to meet with anyone who is curious about the ancient world.

Selected Publications:


Theatrical Reenactment in Pindar and Aeschylus, Cambridge University Press, (2019).Cover- Theatrical Reenactment

Edited Volumes:

Aeschylus at Play, with Lyndsay Coo, BICS special issue 62.2 (2019).

Imagining Reperformance in Ancient Culture, with Richard Hunter, Cambridge University Press, (2017).

Articles & Book Chapters:

‘Satyrs in Drag: Transvestism in Ion’s Omphale and Elsewhere’ in Reconstructing a Genre from its Remnants: Studies in Satyr Drama A. Antonopoulos, M. Christopoulos, and G. Harrison eds, De Gruyter [forthcoming]. 

'Dancing on the Plain of the Sea: Gender and Theatrical Space in Aeschylus' Achilleis Trilogy' in Female Characters in Fragmentary Greek Tragedy L. Coo and P. Finglass eds, Cambridge University Press (2020).

‘Birth by Hammer: Pandora and Somatic Construction’ in Exploring Gender Diversity in the Ancient World J. Dyer and A. Surtees eds, Edinburgh University Press (2020).

'Noses in the Orchestra: Bodies, Objects and Affect in Sophocles' Ichneutai' in The Materialities of Greek Tragedy M. Mueller & M. Telò eds, Bloomsbury (2018). 

‘Sailing and Singing: Alcaeus at Sea’ in Textual Events: Rethinking Poetics in a Performance Culture, F. Budelmann & T. Philips eds, Oxford University Press (2018).

‘What is Reperformance?’ with Richard Hunter in Reperformance in Ancient Culture R. Hunter and A. Uhlig eds Cambridge University Press (2017).

‘Models of Reperformance in Bacchylides’ in Reperformance in Ancient Culture R. Hunter and A. Uhlig eds, Cambridge University Press (2017).

‘A Poetic Possession: Pindar’s Lives of the Poets’ in Creative Lives in Classical Antiquity: Poets, Artists and Biography J. Hanink & R. Fletcher eds, Cambridge University Press (2016).

‘Aeschylus and his Afterlife in the Classical Period: My Poetry Did Not Die With Me’ with Johanna Hanink in The Reception of Aeschylus’ Plays through Shifting Models and Frontiers S. Constantinidis ed., Brill (2016).