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The Department of Classical and European Studies

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Rice Students in Rome.

Welcome to Classical and European Studies. We are a new and vibrant department, research-centered and student friendly. We are home to four academic programs: Classical Studies, European Studies, French Studies, and German Studies and our faculty fulfill leadership roles in the interdisciplinary minor Politics, Law, and Social Thought. While each program has its own historical and cultural focus, they overlap and share common questions.  . . . (read more)



Susannah Wright

Classical Studies Major Susannah Wright headed to Harvard University

Classical Studies major Susannah Wright (’18) will begin a PhD program in Classics at Harvard University in the fall, 2018. Susannah’s interests include Latin literature, epic poetry, linguistics, and translation; she intends to focus her research on the comparative study of epic in different...

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Brandi Ransom

German Studies undergraduate Brandi Ransom awarded a Knight-Hennessy...

Brandi Ransom will enter graduate school at Stanford University where she has been awarded a Knight-Hennessy Fellowship. Brandi is interested in studying polymer mechanics, she hopes to be able to work on creating a model that allows us to predict how new materials will react in different...

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