Brian Lush , assistant professor, completed his PhD in Classics in 2008 at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison on the subject of recognition and epistemology in
Euripides. In general, Brian's research deals with issues of identity, perception
and recognition in Greek tragedy and epic. 

His work focuses on the plays of Euripides, but from a wide variety of perspectives. His
dissertation addressed an intersection with contemporary philosophical concerns in
looking at "Recognition and the Limits to Knowledge in Euripides," while his
more recent research has been moving into analyses of acts of violence and their
psychological consequences, particularly in the form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

EDUCATION: B.A. University of Kentucky; M.A., PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison 

Lush has been teaching at Macalester since 2010. 


Papers and Presentations

Simulation and Seduction in Euripides’ Helen, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesot (2015)

Popular Authority and the Pattern of Reversal in Euripides’ 'Iphigenia in Aulis', Classical Association of the Middle West and South (2014)

Recognition and Ambiguity in Euripides’ Alcestis, Institute for Research in the Humanities at University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008)