Jermaine Bryant is a PhD candidate in the Department of Classics at Princeton University, where he is working on Latin literature, Roman social history and classical reception. His dissertation project, "Civic Fragmentation and Social Trauma in Post-Triumviral Latin Elegy" reads the authors Propertius and Tibullus in light of the varied theoretical developments across literary, sociological, and psychoanalytic fields, broadly called "trauma studies," with the aim of producing new readings of politics, genre, and affect during the early Augustan period. In addition to that, he is working on a reception project on LĂ©opold Senghor's view of the ancient world and its role in shaping his vision for a postcolonial Africa.