Patrick O'Callahan

Patrick Gaughan O'Callahan

Graduate Assistant

Professional Summary

Patrick Gaughan O'Callahan is a first-year Ph.D. student in Ancient History. He graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Classics in 2015. His undergraduate thesis explored the changing patterns of civic honors in Athens in the mid-4th century. His historical interests are broad, but his research is focused on the institution of the polis, particuarly in the Hellenistic and early Roman eras, and emphasizing the issues of autonomy, sovereignty, and compromise. He has excavation experience at the Pantelleria Excavation Project and the Interamna Lirenas Project.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, O'Callahan, prior to enrolling in the program at Cincinnati, spent time working at a hostel in Guatemala, at the unofficial college bookstore for Austin Community College, and at Edwards Law – Austin's (if not Texas') premier personal injury and civil rights law firm – before returning to Los Angeles to teach Latin at his alma mater, Loyola High School.


Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, Summa cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa: Brown University Providence, RI, 2015 (Classics)

Contact Information

University of Cincinnati, Dept. of Classics
410 Blegen Library
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221