Anna Bonnell Freidin
Anna Bonnell Freidin is a cultural historian of the Roman empire. Her research and teaching focus on the history of gender, childbearing, domesticity, and science and medicine. Her forthcoming book, The Matter of the Mother: Childbirth and Risk in the Roman World, is under advance contract with Princeton University Press.
At U-M, she is a core faculty member in the Interdepartmental Program in Ancient History, as well as an affiliate of Classical Studies and the Science, Technology, and Society Program.
- "Animal Wombs: Visualizing the Uterus in Graeco-Roman Culture," Classical Philology 116.1 (2021): 76–101.
- “The Birthday Present: Censorinus’ De die natali,” The Journal of Roman Studies 110 (2020): 141–66.
- “Carrying Risk in Antiquity and the Present,” in Mona Oraby and Myrna Perez Sheldon ed., “Religion and Reproductive Science,” The Immanent Frame: Secularism, Religion, and the Public Sphere (2020).
- The Roman Family
- Rome: The Roman Empire and the Transformation of the Mediterranean World
- Women in the Ancient Mediterranean
- Growing up in the Roman World
Fields of study
- Ancient Rome and the Mediterranean
- Gender and society in Greco-Roman antiquity
- Medicine and magic
- Roman imperialism