Princeton classics professor to present lecture, panel discussion Oct. 23 and 25

October 19, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Dan-el Padilla Peralta, assistant professor of classics at Princeton University, will visit Penn State’s University Park campus for a pair of events on Oct. 23 and 25.

Undocumented by Dan-el Padilla Peralta

Dan-el Padilla Peralta, assistant professor of classics at Princeton University, will participate in a panel discussion about his 2015 memoir, “Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League,” at 5 p.m. Oct. 25 in 121 Sparks Building.

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At 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, Padilla Peralta will present a public lecture titled “Athens and Sparta of the New World: The Classical Passions of Santo Domingo,” in 124 Sparks Building. Padilla Peralta’s talk will examine the reception and appropriation of classical Greece and Rome in the Dominican Republic, along the arc of its trajectory from colony to nation.

In addition to his lecture, Padilla Peralta will participate in a panel with Penn State faculty and students to discuss his 2015 memoir, “Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League,” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in 121 Sparks.

Hosted by the Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and the Latina/o Studies Program at Penn State, both events are free and open to the public.

Last Updated October 19, 2018