Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Andrew Laird

John Rowe Workman Distinguished Professor of Classics and Humanities and Professor of Hispanic Studies
At the Cogut Institute Humanities Initiative Scholar; Director, Center for the Study of the Early Modern World


Andrew Laird came to Brown in 2016 from Warwick University in the UK, where he was Professor of Classical Literature. His research interests extend beyond ancient Greece and Rome to the European Renaissance and colonial Latin America, with a focus on the role of humanism in mediating native languages and legacies in sixteenth-century Mexico. His publications include Powers of Expression, Expressions of Power (Oxford University Press, 1999), Ancient Literary Criticism (Oxford University Press, 2006), The Epic of America (Bloomsbury, 2006), and the first comprehensive surveys of Latin writing from colonial Spanish America and Brazil for Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Neo-Latin World (Brill, 2014) and Oxford Handbook of Neo-Latin (Oxford University Press, 2015). At the Cogut Institute, Laird directs the Center for the Study of the Early Modern World.

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