Adriana Brook obtained her PhD in Classics from the University of Toronto in 2014. Her first book, Tragic Rites: Narrative and Ritual in Sophoclean Tragedy, was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2018. Her research has two central areas of focus: 1) close philological readings of Sophocles with an emphasis on narrative and 2) the reception of Greek tragedy, especially Aeschylus, in late republican and early imperial Rome.
Brook has taught widely across the Classics curriculum with courses on ancient epic, tragedy and comedy, Greco-Roman history and culture, theories of myth and, most recently, ancient sexualities. While she continues to teach at the undergraduate level, she has recently developed an interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Brook is currently pursuing a Master’s of Education at Brock University and aspires to become an educational developer.