Murphy Visiting Fellow in Classics
Martin Shedd studies the religious, political, and cultural history of the
later Roman Empire through its best and—more fondly—worst regarded witnesses.
His research projects include translations of early church documents, detailed
manuscript studies of Medieval codices, and investigations into the ancient
equivalent of tabloid news. He holds a B.A. in Classics and General Music from
St. Olaf College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Classical Studies from Indiana
University Bloomington. When not in the classroom or office, Prof. Shedd can
often be found rehearsing with a musical ensemble or leading the way through a
cooperative board game.
Fellow in Theatre Arts Andrew Vaught
Andrew Vaught grew up in Covington, Louisiana, where
he learned how to make theatre in a barn with a tin roof. And wasp nests. He
studied under Prof. Thomas Turgeon at Kenyon College in Ohio. He is the co-founder
and co-artistic director of the Cripple Creek Theatre Company,
an anarchy-syndicalist performance troupe out of New Orleans. He writes
plays about monster truck drivers and unwise explorers, and believes firmly in
inanimate objects speaking their piece on the stage. He holds an M.F.A. in
creative writing from the University of New Orleans.