Dr Katherine McDonald


Originally from Chelmsford in Essex, I studied Classics at Pembroke College, Cambridge (BA 2009).  I continued at the University of Cambridge for my MPhil (2010) and PhD (2013), specialising in ancient linguistics. During 2012, I was also an Erasmus PhD Researcher at Ca' Foscari, Venezia.

In 2013, I joined Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, as a Research Fellow. During this time, I also worked as an Affiliated Researcher on the AHRC-funded Greek in Italy project, and received a Rome Award at the British School at Rome for my new project on language contact in ancient Italy.

My interests include film and theatre, and I have been involved with three of the Cambridge Greek Plays: twice as a member of the chorus (Agamemnon 2010; Prometheus/Frogs 2013) and once as a producer (Antigone/Lysistrata 2016). 

I came to the University of Exeter as a Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History in September 2016.