Chris Renaud has excavated in the ancient agora of Athens, the Roman Forum, an ancient Greek necropolis outside of Metaponto in southern Italy, and the Panhellenic sanctuary of Isthmia, Greece. Since 2005, she has supervised the excavations at the Villa delle Vignacce, a second-century luxury villa in Rome, where she also serves as translator and photographer. In 2010, she worked at the University of Bologna’s Excavations at Ostia, the ancient port of Rome. She involves Carthage students in her excavation work every summer.
Professor Renaud came to Carthage in 1995 from Bucknell University. She has also taught at Duquesne University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Wayne State University, where she earned her B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa) and M.A. in Latin. Overseas, she has lectured in Rome for Temple University and for the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, then a Stanford Overseas program. In 1986 she received the Fulbright-Hays Research Grant for Italy. She then went on to earn her Ph.D. (Phi Kappa Phi) in classics and classical archaeology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Professor Renaud’s interests focus on different aspects of the Roman world, including the history of Rome, art, architecture, archaeology, urban history of Rome, and the poet Vergil. She regularly leads class trips to Greece, Italy and Turkey. The American Institute for Roman Culture has named her to their Board of Advisors.
Outside of the classroom and the field, she has served as the Course Director of the Racine Odyssey Project and currently participates in Kenosha Literacy Council’s Project Journeys.
Professor Christine Renaud has excavated at several historical sites in Italy and Greece. Since 2005, she has supervised the excavations at the Villa delle Vignacce, a second-century luxury villa in Rome. She involves Carthage students in the work every summer.
Director, Women and Gender Studies Program; Professor of Classics, Religion, and Women’s and Gender Studies
- Ph.D. — Classics, Classical Archaeology, University of Texas-Austin, 1990 (Phi Kappa Phi)
- M.A. — Latin, Wayne State University
- B.A. — Latin and Classical Civilization, Wayne State University (Phi Beta Kappa)
- LTN 1010 Elementary Latin I (also LAT 1010)
- CLS 1310 Introduction to the Worlds of Greece and Rome
- CLS 1320 The Ancient Near East
- CLS 1400 Classical Archaeology
- CLS 1410 Greek and Roman Art
- LTN 2010 Intermediate Latin I (also LAT 2010)
- CLS 2350 The Romans (also HIS 2350)
- CLS 2450 Race, Gender and Sex in Greece and Rome
- CLS 3200 Ancient Egypt
- CLS 3250 Field Archaeology
- CLS 3310 Greek Religions (also REL 3310)
- CLS 3320 Roman Religions (also REL 3320)
She teaches the following courses in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program:
- WMG 200T Topics: Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Ancient World
- WMG 4090 Capstone Course