While at the ICS, I will be working on a project entitled Selfish Matters: Material Contexts of Identity, Agency, and Authorship in Ancient Greece with Prof. Thomas Blank and Dr. Giulia Maltagliati. This project aims to rethink the sources of human identity by reintegrating its roots in the material world. It does so by analysing the ways in which the material world is represented explicitly or implicitly in statements about personal, particularly authorial, identity and agency from the archaic period to the Hellenistic age. From the perspectives of New Materialism, this project (re)historicises the explicit and implicit presence of matter in the construction and expression of personal and social identities in Ancient Greece, thus focusing not simply on the agency of objects, but on the impact that the material world has on the very concept of agency.