I am a Lecturer (Education and Research) in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter. I am also an Affiliated Researcher on the AHRC-funded Greek in Italy project.

Dr K. McDonald

My research interests include the languages of ancient Italy, linguistic and cultural contact in the ancient world, personal names, Greek and Roman comedy, and epigraphy. I work mostly on historical sociolinguistics, especially multilingualism, language contact and gender linguistics. I have taught courses in Greek, Latin and Indo-European linguistics, Roman history, Latin language and Latin literature. In the 2017-2018 academic year, I will be teaching the undergraduate courses Language in Greek and Roman Society, Italy Before Rome and Latin II and a master’s course on Greek and Roman epigraphy.

My book, Oscan in Southern Italy and Sicily, was published by Cambridge University Press in October 2015. You can purchase it in hardback or eBook format directly from CUP or on Amazon sites including Amazon UK, Amazon USA, and Amazon Italia. You can find out more about my PhD thesis, articles and other publications on my publications page.

From 2013-2016, I was a Research Fellow in Classics at Gonville and Caius College and an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge. I was also a member of the Cambridge Greek Play committee, and a producer of the 2016 production of Antigone/Lysistrata. I was a Rome Awardee at the British School at Rome in 2014-15. I studied at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and as an Erasmus student at Ca’ Foscari, Venezia. I am currently an Early Career Liaison and the web manager for the Women’s Classical Committee, and the treasurer of the Reid Trust.

Contact Me

Department Webpage (with email)


ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0721-3303

Other sites

Greek in Italy Project

Women’s Classical Committee

Cambridge Greek Play