Rebekah Rust (USA)

Life After Ertegun House

After Oxford, I entered the Ph.D. program in Classics at New York University where I am continuing work on cognitive and affective states in Greek tragedy and comedy. From an initial foray during the M.St., I have gained a greater interest in digital humanities and natural language processing. During the summer of 2018 and through the generous support of the Polonsky Foundation, I trained a convolutional neural network on various tagged Greek texts to detect the affective states of characters in Greek drama (and beyond potentially), a project I am continuing to develop along with my dissertation. When not writing, reading, researching, or teaching, I am enjoying the wonderful city that is New York.