Donna Zuckerberg: 'The Classics Between White Supremacy and White Fragility'

In recent years, far-right online communities have increasingly been mobilizing symbols, texts, and figures from classical antiquity as shorthand for racist and sexist ideologies; the literature and history of the ancient Mediterranean has become integral to the celebration of “white” identity. In this dialogue, Donna Zuckerberg, author of "Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age," and Elizabeth Grumbach, assistant director of the ASU Institute for Humanities Research, will discuss how white supremacist appropriation of ancient Greece and Rome cannot be separated from the failings of Classics as a discipline to grapple with its racist past and present.

About Donna Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg received her PhD from Princeton University in 2014 and is the founder and editor-in-chief of Eidolon, a prize-winning online Classics publication ( Her first book, "Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age" was published by Harvard University Press in October 2018.


This event is free and open to the public. Please register to attend.

Location and parking

This event will take place in the Pima Auditorium at the Memorial Union on ASU's Tempe campus. The closest parking garage is the Apache Boulevard Parking Structure. Please see ASU's parking and transit website for information about rates.

This event is sponsored by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Institute for Humanities Research.

Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Leah Newsom
Memorial Union, Pima Auditorium
Tempe campus