Alan van den Arend
Aequora Site Coordinator

Alan van den Arend is a graduate student pursuing his MA in Classics at the University of Kentucky, along with a certificate in Latin Studies from the Institutum Studiis Latinis Provehendae and a certificate in Social Theory from the Committee for Social Theory. Alan received his BA in Latin & Ancient Greek at Cornell University and was a fellow at the Accademia Vivarium Novum during the 2013-2014 school year. His academic interests focus on issues of intellectual history, genre formation, reception, and the history of Classics and Latin didactics, especially during the Renaissance. His major research interest is in exploring the ways that the social systems of education, politics, and economics influence and impact each other throughout Western history by using Classical languages and texts as a primary tool for investigation. Prior to coming to UK, Alan was employed as a high school teacher in New Jersey. He is a frequent participant of Living Latin in NYC (2013, 2015, 2016) and has served as a guest presenter at a number of previous Paideia events (Living Latin in Rome 2014, Living Latin at Westtown 2014, and Living Latin at the Barnes 2015).