Kristina Chew
  • Pronouns she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Lecturer
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Affiliations Classical Studies, History Department
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  • Office Location
    • Cowell College Academic Building, 240
  • Office Hours Monday/Wednesday, 10.30-11.30 (on campus) & by appointment
  • Mail Stop Cowell Academic Services
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Classics, Literature
  • Courses GREE 1, GREE 2: Elementary Ancient Greek; LATN 1, LATN 2: Elementary Latin; LIT 184A: Introduction to Greek Literature; LIT 186A: Introduction to Latin Literature; LIT 184B: Greek Poetry; LIT 186B: Roman Poetry; LIT 61P: Introduction to Reading Poetry; LIT 120A: Topics in Poetry

Research Interests

ancient Greek and Latin languages, ancient Greek and Roman lyric poetry, translation, disability studies (especially autism), Asian American poetry, online and remote teaching

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Yale University (1995)

B.A., Classics, summa cum laude, Princeton University (1990)

Honors, Awards and Grants

Accessibility Champion Award, Disability Resource Center, UCSC (2021).

2019-2020 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education for Online Teaching, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University (2021).

Tyler Rigg Award for Disability Studies Scholarship in Literature and Literary Analysis (2011).

Kenny Fellowship, Saint Peter's College (Summer 2006; Summer 2008; Summer 2009; Summer 2010).

Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowship in Classics and Asian Studies, Williams College (1994-5).

DAAD Fellowship for Study at the Freie Universität, Berlin (1994).

Yale University Fellowship (1990-4)

Stinnecke Prize (for Greek and Latin translation), Princeton University (1987). 

Selected Publications

Translation of Virgil’s Georgics. Hackett Publishing Company (2002).


"The Waters Took Him," "930 Madison." Berfroit (July 2021). https://www.berfrois.com/2021/07/the-waters-took-him-and-near-930-madison-by-kristina-chew/


 Two Eclogues of Vergil (5, 9). Ancient Exchanges (Spring 2021). https://exchanges.uiowa.edu/ancient/issues/passage/two-eclogues-of-virgil/


“Greek Lyric Explained.” Review of Budelmann (F.) (ed.) Greek Lyric. A Selection. In The Classical Review 2019.

"Disability Studies and Asian American Literature." In Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature and Culture (2019).

“Autism and the Task of the Translator.” In Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference. Ed. Joyce Davison and Michael Orsini. University of Minnesota Press (Fall 2013). 

“Me As a Boy: On Raising an Asian American and Autistic Son.” Special issue of Amerasia Journal  on “The State of Illness and Disability” (2012).  

"The Disabled Speech of Asian Americans: Silence and Autism in Lois Ann Yamanaka's Father of the Four Passages.” Disability Studies Quarterly (Special Topic: Autism and the Concept of Neurodiversity), vol. 30, no. 1. Ed. Ralph and Emily Savarese. (2010). https://library.osu.edu/ojs/index.php/dsq/article/view/1068/1233

“Fractioned Idiom: Metonymy and the Language of Autism.” In Autism and Representation. Ed. Mark Osteen. Routledge Press (2007). 

“What does E Pluribus Unum Mean?: Reading the classics and multicultural literature together.” The Classical Journal, 93.1 (1997).

Teaching Interests

ancient Greek and Latin languages, ancient Greek and Roman poetry and prose, medical terminology