Ertegun Staff and Scholar Profiles

Daniel Kosasa

MSt in Greek and/ or Roman History | 2015 Graduate

I am taking the M.St in Roman History. I was born and raised in Honolulu and completed my undergraduate education in History and the Classics at the New York University, with an additional year spent at the Universität Heidelberg in the Seminar für Alte Geschichte. Although more of a classicist by training, I am especially interested in Medieval historiographical treatments of Roman history and how such treatments have come to influence modern Western conceptions of Roman history and the significance of Ancient Rome to the modern West. Somewhat related is my interest in critiques of the discipline of the Classics. I often find myself thinking about why Ancient Rome is or is not relevant to Westerners today, especially ethnic minorities like myself. 

Outside of these interests specific to my degree, I enjoy stand-up comedy, psycho-analytic theory, good pizza, and the Medieval history of Eastern Europe.