Claire Cunningham is the Managing Editor of In Medias Res. She has a degree in Art History from UC Berkeley, and her love of Greek statuary is what brought her to Paideia's door back in 2013, when she worked as an intern writing forLoci in Locis. She then continued with Paideia for several years directing its European programming, eventually leaving to finish her MA in English Literature at the Università Ca' Foscari. When she is not helping manageIn Medias Resor assisting with other publications, she can be found working on her own independent writing projects.
Ada Palmer is a Associate Professor in the History department at the University of Chicago, focusing on radical thought and the recovery of the classics in the Renaissance. She studies Renaissance manuscript production and early printing, the teaching and editing of Latin and Greek classics, censorship and the Inquisition, networks of scholarly patronage especially in Florence and Rome, and Renaissance reactions to Epicureanism, Stoicism, Platonism, Pythagoreanism, skepticism, and other ancient schools of thought. Her first academic book Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance examines Latin marginalia and commentaries in the first Renaissance copies of Lucretius, and the impact of the rediscovery of classical atomism on the birth of modern thought. Her current projects include a history of philosophical skepticism from antiquity to the Enlightenment, and a collaborative project exploring the impact of new information technologies on censorship and information control, comparing the print revolution to the digital revolution. Palmer is also an award-winning science fiction novelist, a composer, a historical consultant for anime and manga publishers, and writes the philosophy and travel blog ExUrbe.com.
Jason Pedicone, the co-founder and President of the Paideia Institute, received his Ph.D. in Classics from Princeton University in 2013. Jason has taught courses in Latin, Greek, and the history of Classical Scholarship at the university level in the U.S. and Western Europe, and is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College and Fordham University. Jason’s research and public speaking focus on public humanities and Latin and Greek pedagogy. Jason received a Fulbright Fellowship for research in Germany in 2004, and a Jacob Javits Fellowship in 2013 to support his graduate work. In 2015, together with Paideia's co-founder, Eric Hewett, Jason was awarded the President’s Award by the Society for Classical Studies for outstanding achievements in promoting the study of Classics. He lives in Manhattan.