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Almira Poudrier

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Lecturer Sr, MY, Latin
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography

Dr. Almira Poudrier is Senior Lecturer in the School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University.  Her research interests include Greek history and religion, particularly the material culture of religious space and cult described in Herodotus. A specialist in teaching first-year Latin, she teaches many of the lower division Latin courses at ASU as well as frequent courses in ancient Greek and Roman language, myth, culture, the classical tradition, and comparative literature. As faculty sponsor of Solis Diaboli (the Classics club on campus), and as liaison for Apples + Archaeology, she organizes the yearly Fall Forum in Classics, as well as classroom visits and several outreach activities both on and off campus. She organizes the annual international poster contest at the SILC Language Fair. She also serves as Vice-President of the Central Arizona Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, which brings monthly lectures on archaeology and material culture from national and international scholars to the Valley. As the organizer of the ACMRS Medieval Latin Research Group, she leads weekly reading sessions in translating Medieval and Renaissance Latin authors like Bede, Saxo Grammaticus, Geoffrey of Monmouth, and many others.

Education

Dr. Poudrier holds a BA in Classical Civilizations from Beloit College, an MA in Ancient Greek from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, and  PhD in Classics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She was also a member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens Summer Session 2000.
 

Research Interests

Greek history and religion, especially as described by Herodotus. Roman religion. Magic and witchcraft in the ancient world. Inscriptions and material culture in Greek religion. Historiography and historiographical theory, especially as it relates to ancient historians. Classical mythology and comparative literature. Heroic literature and ancient hero cult.

Publications
  • “Mercury,” “Nemesis,” “Phoebus,” and “Satyr” in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions, ed. by Eric Orlin, Lisbeth Fried, Nicola D. Lewis, and Michael Satlow, Routledge Press, 2015.

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAT 101Elementary Latin
REL 360Ancient Greek Religion
SLC 362Ancient Greek Religion
GRK 362Ancient Greek Religion
LAT 394Special Topics
GRK 394Special Topics
SLC 394Special Topics
SLC 492Honors Directed Study
LAT 492Honors Directed Study
LAT 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAT 102Elementary Latin
SLC 444Heroes, Ancient and Modern
LAT 444Heroes, Ancient and Modern
GRK 444Heroes, Ancient and Modern
LAT 493Honors Thesis
LAT 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAT 101Elementary Latin
SLC 202Literary & Cultural Theory
REL 361Roman Religion
SLC 361Roman Religion
LAT 361Roman Religion
SLC 492Honors Directed Study
LAT 492Honors Directed Study
LAT 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAT 101Elementary Latin
LAT 102Elementary Latin
SLC 394Special Topics
GRK 394Special Topics
LAT 394Special Topics
HST 394Special Topics
LAT 493Honors Thesis
SLC 493Honors Thesis
LAT 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAT 101Elementary Latin
SLC 194Special Topics
LAT 201Intermediate Latin I
SLC 492Honors Directed Study
LAT 492Honors Directed Study
LAT 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAT 101Elementary Latin
LAT 102Elementary Latin
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAT 102Elementary Latin
SLC 202Literary & Cultural Theory
SLC 444Heroes, Ancient and Modern
LAT 444Heroes, Ancient and Modern
GRK 444Heroes, Ancient and Modern
LAT 493Honors Thesis
LAT 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAT 101Elementary Latin
SLC 194Special Topics
SLC 361Roman Religion
REL 361Roman Religion
LAT 361Roman Religion
SLC 492Honors Directed Study
LAT 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAT 101Elementary Latin
LAT 102Elementary Latin
SLC 444Heroes, Ancient and Modern
LAT 444Heroes, Ancient and Modern
GRK 444Heroes, Ancient and Modern
LAT 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
LAT 101Elementary Latin
SLC 194Special Topics
LAT 201Intermediate Latin I
LAT 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
LAT 101Elementary Latin
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
LAT 101Elementary Latin
LAT 102Elementary Latin
SLC 394Special Topics
LAT 394Special Topics
REL 394Special Topics
Service
  • Fall Forum in Classics, Organizer (2010 - Present)
  • Poster Competition, ASU Language Fair, Organizer (2010 - Present)
  • Apples + Archaeology, Organizer (2010 - Present)
  • Cultural Heritage by AIA-Military Panel (CHAMP), Member (2010 - Present)
  • Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Homecoming Block Party, Organizer for Latin (2008 - Present)
  • Homecoming Block Party, Organizer for Latin (2008 - Present)
  • Homecoming Block Party, Organizer for Greek and Latin (2008 - Present)
  • Archaeological Institute of America, Central Arizona Society, Vice-President (2008 - Present)
  • Archaeological Institute of America, Central Arizona Society, Vice-President (2008 - Present)
  • Archaeologica Institute of America, Central Phoenix Chapter, Vice President (2008 - Present)
  • Archaeological Institute of America, Central Arizona Society, Vice-President (2008 - Present)
  • Archaeological Institute of America, Central Arizona Society, Vice-President (2008 - Present)
  • Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions (SAMR), Member (2008 - Present)
  • Saving Antiquities for Everyone, Member (2007 - Present)
  • Saving Antiquities for Everyone, Member (2007 - Present)
  • Saving Antiquities for Everyone (SAFE), Member (2007 - Present)
  • DLL Classics and Middle Eastern Section, Sub-Coordinator of Classics (2006 - Present)
  • SILC Classics and Middle Eastern Section, Adviser for Classics Certificate (2006 - Present)
  • SILC Classics and Middle Eastern Section, SubCoordinator for Latin (2006 - Present)
  • SILC Classics and Middle Eastern Section, Adviser for Classics Certificate (2006 - Present)
  • Latin Recitation Competition, ASU Language Fair, Oganizer (2006 - Present)
  • Latin Recitation Competition, ASU Language Fair, Oganizer (2006 - Present)
  • Latin Recitation Competition, ASU Language Fair, Coordinator (2006 - Present)
  • ASU Language Fair, Fair Committee Member (2005 - Present)
  • American Philological Association, Member (2003 - Present)
  • American Philological Association, Member (2003 - Present)
  • American Philological Association, Member (2003 - Present)
  • ASU Language Fair, Greek and Latin Liaison (2003 - Present)
  • ASU Language Fair, Greek and Latin Liaison (2003 - Present)
  • ASU Language Fair, Greek and Latin Liaison (2003 - Present)
  • SILC Classics Lecturer Search Committee, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • SILC Interdisciplinary BA in Classics, Development (2007 - 2008)
  • CLAS Integrated Studies Major in Classical Studies, Advisor (2006 - 2008)
  • SILC Hellenist Search Committee, Member (2007 - 2008)