C. Michael Chin


Position Title
Associate Professor of Classics

413 Sproul

Education and Degree(s):

  • Ph.D., Duke University, 2005
  • M.A., Duke University, 2000
  • M.St., Oxford University, 1996
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995


Research Interest(s):

  • Late ancient social and intellectual history; conceptions of the natural and the wondrous in antiquity
  • Literary cultures of late antiquity and the early middle ages
  • Performance, ritual, and performing objects in late antiquity
  • Premodern notions of gender, sexuality, and the body

Course(s) Taught:

  • CLA 004 Late Antiquity
  • CLA 200A The World is Old: Approaches to the Classical Past
  • LAT 112 Cicero
  • RST/JST 40 New Testament
  • RST 102 Christian Origins
  • IST 8C Religion and the Cosmos: Plato to C.S. Lewis


Director, Graduate Designated Emphasis in Classics and Classical Receptions

Member of the California Consortium for the Study of Late Antiquity

Company Member, Performer, and Puppet Artist, Carrie Morris Arts Production, Detroit, MI


Selected Publications:

Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family, co-edited with Caroline T. Schroeder, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016

Late Ancient Knowing: Explorations in Intellectual History, co-edited with Moulie Vidas, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015

Grammar and Christianity in the Late Roman World, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008. To read the BMCR review, click here.